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  • Harry Reid Modified his Story on Eye Injury Incident


    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is changing the story about how he sustained those ghastly New Year’s Day injuries that have left him blind in one eye.

    Reid, 75, originally claimed that an exercise band he was using that was attached to his shower door “broke” when he returned to the Senate badly bruised, bandaged and wearing protective eyeglasses.

    “I was doing exercises that I’ve been doing for many years with those large rubber bands and one of them broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” Reid said at a press conference on January 22.

    Reid told anchor Jorge Ramos that the exercise band “slipped,” rather than “broke,” in an interview conducted by Fusion, excerpts of which have been released Wednesday.

    “You said recently that the accident had nothing to do with your decision to retire, however, we are seeing the consequences of what happened. What really happened? Was it really with an elastic band?” Ramos asked Reid. “

    “[T]he [elastic band] strap had no handle on it, slipped, spun me around, uh, about, oh I guess four feet (Reid points with his right hand to the wall of the interview room) and so I smashed my face into a cabinet,” Reid tells Ramos.

    Reid told Ramos that the exercise band was attached to “a big metal hook that came out from the wall” in an unspecified room in his new Nevada home, not attached to the shower door in his bathroom as he previously stated.

    “You look like somebody had hit you,” Ramos said

    “I know. It was so fortunate that it was over — just a fraction which didn’t hit me in the temple,” Reid replied.

    Reid  expressed during the interview that he has no repentance for accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for ten years, even though claim has been well debunked. He also stated that he did not regret saying President Obama’s success was attributed to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

    The Democratic minority leader announced last month he won’t seek re-election in 2016 — paving the way for New York’s Sen. Charles Schumer to become the new party leader


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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