Reid: Both parties need to compromise in Senate
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says lawmakers of both parties need to start working together now that Republicans have reduced the Democrats’ dominance in the chamber.
Reid said on NBC’s “Today” show that he planned to speak Wednesday with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on ways to “build a consensus and move this country along.”
Senate Democrats lost at least six seats on Election Day, but narrowly held their majority. Reid himself survived an aggressive challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle to win re-election.
The Nevada Democrat said he has a “good relationship” with McConnell, but he asked the Republicans to be more open to compromise, telling ABC’s “Good Morning America” that “just saying no doesn’t do the trick.”