CNN’s Dana Bash asks Sen. Harry Reid about the government shutdown’s effect on kids’ cancer trials

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from CNN,
10/2/13:

During a press conference on Capitol Hill, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) about the government shutdown’s effect on kids’ cancer trials.

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SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV), MAJORITY LEADER: What right do they have to pick and choose what part of government’s going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here.

You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. I don’t know what other word I can use. They are obsessed with this Obamacare thing. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it even more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

DANA BASH, CNN SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn’t you do it?
REID: Listen…

(CROSSTALK)
SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D), NEW YORK: Why pit one against the other?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force Base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is – to have someone of your intelligence suggest such a thing…

(CROSSTALK)
REID: … irresponsible.

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