- The Washington Times - Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday his partnership with President Obama will go down in history.

“The record book that records will be written about the eight years of Obama and Reid, never in the history of the country — never in the history of the country — have we produced more for a president and somebody that’s led his party than we’ve done together,” Mr. Reid said Friday on KNPR radio.

Mr. Reid, who announced he will not be running for re-election in 2016, was greeted with what was apparently a surprise call from Mr. Obama during the appearance.

Harry, this is Barack,” the president said.

“Well, I’ll be damned,” Mr. Reid said. “I’ll be damned.”



Mr. Obama then asked if he was allowed to say that on live radio, to which Mr. Reid replied: “Well, I’ll be damned. What a guy.”

“I think that when the story is written and when all is told, you’re gonna have somebody who has done more for Nevada and for this country as anybody who’s ever been in the Senate, and I could not be prouder of him — he did an unbelievable job on a whole bunch of really tough issues,” Mr. Obama said. “Saving this country from a depression, making sure millions of people had health care, makin’ sure that young people were able to go to college and he’s been one of my best partners and best friends and I’m really honored to have served him.”

Mr. Reid assured the president the feeling was mutual.

“We’ve done it as friends, we’ve done it as people who love our country. We love it as a couple of people who have backgrounds that are so unusual,” Mr. Reid said. “How in the world did Obama and Reid get to where they are? We talked last night — I have so much affection and admiration for Barack Obama, that we’ve proven that to each other, our mutual affection, and we have 22 more months to continue doing the best we can for our country.”

“That’s what we’re gonna do,” Mr. Obama said.

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