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05/06/2014 12:24 pm ET Updated May 06, 2014

Harry Reid: Republicans Are Like Greased Pigs

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared his Republican colleagues to greased pigs during remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday.

While speaking on the Keystone XL pipeline, Reid explained the logistics of a "greased pig contest."

"The organizers get a little pig, piglet, and they cover this little animal with tons of grease. It's a greasy little pig. And then they turn the kids loose, they invite these children to chase one of these pigs," Reid said. "Pigs are really slippery to begin with, when you cover them with grease they're really slippery."

Then, he told why Republicans are a lot like those little piglets.

"Oft times, working with my Senate Republican colleagues reminds me of chasing one of these little pigs in a greased pig contest," Reid said. "Regardless of all our efforts, anytime we get close to making progress, it seems as though we watch it slip right out of our hands and Republicans scamper away."

Watch a video of Reid's remarks above.

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