Reid on Boehner Resignation: 'It's Sad To See The Tea Party Caucus Taking Over The Republican Party'

Reid on Senate Floor:  I was 'stunned' by his resignation



Minority Leader Harry Reid said he was “stunned” to learn of Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to resign at the end of October, calling his job “very difficult,” adding that “his problem is … [he’s] been pragmatic."

“I’m so concerned: I am seeing the Republican party, not the party of Dwight Eisenhower as I’ve studied him or the man Ronald Reagan as I knew him,” Reid said. "I just think it’s very very sad that the Tea Party caucus the Republican leaders embraced to win seats in 2010, I guess now have taken over control of the party. To say that I will miss John Boehner is a tremendous understatement.”