05/22/2015 11:52 am ET

Harry Reid Would Rather 'Be Taken To Singapore And Caned' Than Become A Lobbyist

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When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) retires after this term, there's at least one career he won't be pursuing: lobbying.

“I would rather be taken to Singapore and caned,” Reid told Politico in an interview published Friday.

Reid later tweeted about the interview:

Reid, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1987, announced in March he would not seek re-election in 2016. According to Politico, the senator plans to split his time between Washington, D.C. and his home state of Nevada after he leaves office.

He previously discussed his post-Senate plans with CNBC.

"I don't know what I'm going to do," Reid said. "I'm not going to lobby. I'm not going to practice law. But I'll keep busy. I may want one of your jobs -- to be an analyst on TV -- and say all these good things that you always say about me."

Read the full Politico interview here.



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