Submitted By Todd on July 14th at 4:08pm
Nevada is number one, but Harry Reid seems not to know it.
Immigration reform critics are seizing on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments this week that seemed to downplay the number of illegal immigrants working construction jobs in Nevada, even though a recent study found that his home state had the largest percentage of undocumented workers in the country.
Reid seems unable to measure his lies or choose them with any sort of caution. Utter nonsense flows from his mouth like oil into the Gulf.
When a reporter from KLAS-TV in Las Vegas told Reid a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center report found 17 percent of the nation’s construction workers were undocumented, the Nevada Democrat replied: “That may be some place, but it’s not here in Nevada.”Pelosi and Reid often use outrageous denials as a way to seem to be answering a question when actually saying nothing of meaning, but it's a dangerous habit. Reid shoved another bit of pretzel logic into the immigration conversation sure to enrage struggling workers in Nevada, which has the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
In the interview, Reid was also asked why he blocked an amendment introduced last year by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) that would have required all construction firms working on economic stimulus projects to use E-Verify, the federal online system that allows employers to check whether someone is eligible to work in the country. “That’s the reason we need to do comprehensive immigration reform,” Reid said. “We cannot do it piecemeal.”No, Harry, the reason you won't expand E-Verify is because it would solve some of the problems you use to justify amnesty. Harry used to be a boxer. It often appears that he took a few shots too many.