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Harry Reid Would Root For Ted Cruz In 2016 If He 'Didn't Care So Much About Our Country'

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has had enough of the "bullies" on the right. He told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday how he'd put an end to the Grand Old Party, if he didn't care so much.

"If I didn't care so much about our country, I would hope that [Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)] would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would be the end of the Republican Party," Reid told Maddow. "He stands for everything America doesn't."

The Democratic leader chastised the right for offending women, the gay community, the poor and just about every other minority group through recent legislation, such as food stamp cuts and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, known as ENDA.

"The Republican Party is staggering right now," Reid said.

Reid celebrated a small victory for ENDA that came Wednesday, as the Democratic caucus reached unanimous support for the bill. Reid said he is "comfortable" it will get enough support from the right to pass the Senate.

"Why in the world should someone in modern day America be allowed to be fired or have their employment in any way discriminated against because their sexual orientation? They shouldnt be," Reid said. "We are calling for fairness."

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