Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) explained why he recently said tea party Republicans have "lost their minds" while talking about the government shutdown.
"The reason I said that is that Einstein said the sign of insanity is when you do something over and over again and expect a different result," Reid told Esquire magazine. "They've voted forty-four times to defund Obamacare. Is that insanity? I think so."
That's not the first time Reid has hit Republicans with a curious turn of phrase. On Sept. 30 he compared Republicans to bullies, and in July he said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "tried to make love to the tea party and they didn't like it."
Read more of Reid's interview with Esquire here.