POLITICS
07/21/2010 11:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wayne Newton: You Would Be 'Deaf, Dumb, And Blind' To Replace Harry Reid (VIDEO)

Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton spoke out on Tuesday about his undying support for Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The entertainment icon said on Fox News that although he is a Republican, he supports the Democratic Senate Majority Leader who he called a "personal friend."

"Anybody would be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that the second most powerful man in our nation, in terms of politics, should be replaced with someone else. Harry Reid is the best man I know for the job."

The Las Vegas legend did not show the same support for President Obama, whose criticism of Las Vegas earlier this year ignited an uproar from Nevadans. Newton explained that his "flippant statement had really incredible ramifications."

Wayne Newton holds a lot of sway in the state of Nevada (so much so that the Las Vegas mayor once reportedly skipped out on a meeting with Obama to see the entertainment star.) So, come November, Reid might just be singing "Danke Schoen" to Newton.

Watch the full Wayne Newton interview with "Fox News" below: