Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidLobbying World Mitch McConnell is not invincible Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Nev.) fired back Saturday at GOP challenger Sharron Angle for saying during their debate earlier this month that he should "man up."

"This is what her and her kind all around this country are using, this is part of the talking points of the right-wing Republicans," Reid said in a CNN interview.

"But, you know, that's one thing I've never had to prove, whether it was in the street or the ring or in the Senate," the onetime boxer said. "My manhood has never been in question."

Reid said Angle was "desperate" in the final days of the campaign, including by airing an ad hitting at Reid for his D.C. condominium.

He also brushed off the assertion that a campaign stop by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to headline Essence Festival Obama shares tribute to Michelle to celebrate Mother's Day 111-year-old woman gets free tickets to see Michelle Obama book tour MORE the day before the election indicates his campaign is in "deep trouble."

"I don't think they think I'm in deep trouble. They know where the numbers are just like I do," Reid said, noting Angle brought in "outsiders" such as Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Newt Gingrich to help her campaign.

"This is what campaigns are all about," Reid said. "People coming in from the outside draw crowds, and that helps your base. And so I'm happy that my friends are willing to come here for me."