(Greg Blair) – Catherine Cortez Masto’s political godfather Harry Reid created quite a stir this week as news broke that he attempted to muscle congressional candidate Jesse Sbaih out of a campaign by telling him “a Muslim cannot win this race.”
And now, according to a new accusation, Reid is now going out of his way to sabotage Sbaih’s campaign – all because of his religion.
“ ‘Several attempts were made to sabotage our campaign and to drown our voice, among them was hindering our ability to hire staff on the ground,; said Sbaih. ‘We went to D.C. last week and that trip was intended to meet with labor unions and some other folks. We learned from our finance consultant that Senator Reid had called some of these people that we were trying to see and told them not to meet with us.’” (NBC-26, 3/29/16)
What does Harry Reid’s handpicked candidate have to say about her party’s senior denizen making racist statements about a Democrat running for office? Absolutely nothing. Cortez Masto’s silence speaks volumes about her loyalty to Reid – and her desire to stay in his good graces at all costs.
Since Cortez Masto isn’t exactly one to cough up a quick statement or track down a camera, Cortez Masto might answer about Reid’s inflammatory comments (that is, if you can get a hold of her):
- Do you agree that a Muslim candidate can’t win a race in Nevada?
- Do you think Harry Reid should sabotage Sbaih’s campaign and prevent him from raising money and hiring staff on the basis of his religion?
- Are you going to distance yourself from Reid’s comments or silently endorse them?
- Have you been silent so far because it’s more important to have access to Reid’s political network than it is to take a stand against Reid’s racist comments and actions?
Time to speak up.
(Mr. Blair is a communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee)