As we get closer to a debt ceiling deal, It appears Harry Reid was not only pushed aside but but shoved right under the moving bus straight into insignificancy.
The master of the Senate was left to denouncing Mitch McConnell as, basically, a liar for saying an agreement was close and there had been progresss, only hours later to announce that a vote on Reid’s futile bill would be postponed for 12 hours at the request of the White House. Reid was left looking like the only guy in the room who didn’t know.
McConnell went around Reid, as had John Boehner, and there was nothing Reid could do about it.
He would have been a fool to expect any respect or loyalty from the president.