While Senator McCain has suspended campaigning in order to return to Washington and lend his assistance to the negotiations now underway on the Hill, Senator Reid has put out a statement informing McCain that his presence would "not be helpful." In fact, this is quite a reversal from yesterday, when Senator Reid told reporters "We need the Republican nominee for president to let us know where he stands and what we should do."
Unfortunately, Senator Reid is putting partisan politics ahead of the business of the American people. But there should be no mistake: 24 hours ago Reid and his Democratic colleagues on the Hill couldn't have been more desperate for Senator McCain's help in resolving this crisis. Now they've got it.
Thursday, September 25, 2008