When Jerry met Harry on the Senate floor

Explaining in a speech last week in Washington, D.C., why he took the job as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told a story about being approached on the Senate floor shortly after his 2010 election by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. As quoted by the Hill newspaper, Moran said: “Sen. Reid that day, in a casual conversation, asked me, ‘Jerry, how do you like the Senate?’ My response was that I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given. But, Leader, we’re not doing anything. Sen. Reid’s response was, ‘Jerry, you need to understand that we’re not going to do anything until after the election.’” Moran also said: “To be told at that stage – almost two years before the next election – that nothing was going to be done, was an eye-opening experience to me and was very troublesome.” Reid’s office did not respond to the Hill’s request for comment.