"I mean, that is a mop of real hair," Reid continued, adding that many believe Nelson is wearing a toupee. "It's his hair. He'll pull it for you any time just to show you that it's real.
"I mean, he has hair like a 15-year-old, Mr. President," Reid said. "And so, I have to acknowledge, I am a little envious of his hair."
Reid was speaking to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who was acting as the presiding officer and if anything has even more reason to be jealous of Nelson's hair than Reid. But Reid offered a compliment to the very bald Leahy as well.
"My wife ... tells me all the time how handsome Pat Leahy is and is so glad he doesn't do a comb-over," Reid said.