Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.) said that while channel surfing last night, he stopped to watch part of the Miss USA contest.

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He said he was “disappointed that I caved in” and changed the channel before the end of the event because Miss Nevada — Nia Sanchez — won.

On the Senate floor Monday, Reid said he was impressed by Sanchez’s story particularly that she was homeless for a period of time.