By Geneva Sands - 10/19/11 06:54 PM EDT
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid accused Republicans on
Wednesday of rejecting President Obama's jobs legislation for purely
"It seems the No. 1 priority of my Republican colleagues is to
defeat President Obama. Their strategy is to keep the economy weak as
long as possible, so they oppose legislation with a solid record of
creating jobs," said Reid on the Senate floor.
"Never mind that in the past they have supported every one of the jobs
measures created that we've proposed," he added.
Senate Republicans retort that it is the majority leader who is playing
politics, by bringing up jobs legislation that would be paid for with tax increases
on income above $1 million.
"It appears that Republicans suit up every day to come down here and
come to work with the sole purpose of defeating President Obama
instead of suiting up with the sole purpose of creating jobs," Reid
said in his speech.
Alexander Bolton contributed to the story.