Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrambled on Friday to explain what he meant when he called February’s 36,000 lost jobs as “really good” news, while attacking the Republicans for “mischaracterizing” his remarks.
Speaking on the Senate floor, the Nevada Democrat said that “today is a big day in America. Only 36,00 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”
Conservative media outlets immediately ran with the story, highlighting both Reid’s claims that the job losses were from “today” — a clear slip-up — as well as his claim that the jobs report is “really good.”
This video is from C-SPAN 2, broadcast March 5, 2010.