The Washington Times - December 6, 2012, 12:10PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, slammed the New York Jets and Republicans on Thursday asking on the Senate floor NY Jets coach Rex Ryan, a GOP supporter, who he would choose for a starting quarterback. He compared the NFL coach’s dilemma to the Republican Party during the fiscal debate talks:


“I’ve been thinking how best to describe what’s going on here on Capitol Hill the last couple of weeks. Every morning I get up. The first thing I read is the sports page. I’m disappointed with the sports page in the Washington Post. It’s not nearly as good as it used to be. The New York Times is not very good either, but I read them. It’s the very first thing I do. There’s always some good news on the sports page and then I go to the front page and get some of the bad news,” Reid said.

Senator Reid continued saying:  “I watched very closely…it’s not one of my favorite teams. It’s really, really fun to watch—and that’s the New York Jets. Coach Ryan. He’s got a problem. He’s got three quarterbacks…Sanchez. He’s got Tim Tebow. He’s got a guy McElroy. He can’t decide who their quarterback is going to be. That’s the same problem the Republicans are having. Romney’s gone but he’s still in the background. We have McConnell and we have Boehner. Who is the quarterback? Who is the quarterback, Mr.President? Who is the quarterback?

Jets Coach Rex Ryan, publicly supported Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the election. Back in October Ryan said that Romney winning the presidency was more important than the football team.