This is a breaking news alert.
Former Senator Harry Reid is dead at age 82.
JUST IN: Harry Reid, the former five-term U.S. senator from Nevada who led Senate Democrats for a decade spanning the Bush and Obama presidencies, has died at the age of 82, family confirms. https://t.co/ycWxCC6UFK pic.twitter.com/WouNBPui76
— ABC News (@ABC) December 29, 2021
This will not be a teary-eyed memorial although Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama both went over the top in their posts about Harry:
Hillary and I mourn the passing of Harry Reid, one of the most effective Senate leaders our country has ever known. pic.twitter.com/gHR8lxWVdJ
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 29, 2021
When Harry Reid was nearing the end, his wife Landra asked some of us to share letters that she could read to him. In lieu of a statement, here’s what I wrote to my friend: pic.twitter.com/o6Ll6rzpAX
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2021
I would actually prefer to honor Reid’s passing with one of my favorite Dennis Miller jokes of all time:
That’s a name?
That’s not a name, that’s a medical condition!