By Alexander Bolton - 01/28/14 03:24 PM EST
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reassured reporters Tuesday that President Obama’s State of the Union address won’t drag on for too long — and quipped his biggest fear is falling asleep during the speech.
“I understand the speech isn’t going to be very long,” he said.
“Katie Beirne told us it won’t be a record-breaker for length,” he added, in reference to Katie Beirne Fallon, the White House director of legislative affairs.
When asked if he was worried about anything Obama might say before the joint session of Congress, Reid joked, “the only thing that would ever trouble me [would be] if he said, ‘Reid, stop dozing off.’ ”
Reid quipped he snoozed through past addresses but never while Obama held the dais.
“I have frankly dozed off once or twice — not during the Obama years, of course,” he said.