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Harry Reid Tells Rachel Maddow He's Confident Senate Will Pass ENDA: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow interviewed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the chances to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which appears headed to the floor as early as next week.

The gist of Rachel's segment: "Are there any more Republicans who do not support discrimination against gay people?"

As of this week (following Joe Manchin's commitment), every single Senate Democrat is on record in support of the bill. Four Republicans - Kirk, Collins, Murkowski, and Hatch - voted for the bill in committee so they're likely on board as well.

Reid expressed confidence that the bill would pass the Senate "I think, without question, we're going to get at least five Republicans. ..I think we're beyond hard votes. Easy votes. This is fairness....Why wouldn't we do this?"


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  1. I'm liking this revived Harry Reid.

    Posted by: db | Oct 31, 2013 1:10:51 PM

  2. What's the point - it won't pass the House.

    Posted by: stephen | Oct 31, 2013 1:28:10 PM

  3. Who cares! Even if the bill musters a fillibuster proof 60 votes, its dead on arrival because no way in hell will the house pass an enda bill.

    NOthing but political theater here. And, things are not going to be changing anytime soon. Many of the house republicans come from newly jerrymandered districts. THe tea party house could retain their house majority for the next several elections.

    Posted by: anony6 | Oct 31, 2013 3:51:38 PM

  4. It may be political theatre, but it could end up hurting Republicans during re-election campaigns. With gay marriage, it's easy for politicians to cloak their homophobia under the guise of religion. But with ENDA, religion gets removed from the argument.

    Posted by: alex | Oct 31, 2013 4:38:15 PM

  5. The video wouldn't play for me here, but when I went directly to Maddow's site, it worked fine.

    Boehner will never let this pass, but it's good to get Republicans on record this way, because even most conservatives support ENDA (and have for years).

    Q: does this ENDA include gender expression?

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 1, 2013 5:49:19 AM

  6. Seriously--it is DOA when it reaches the House. I'm so exhausted from the political intransigence we've seen over the past 5+ years. Reid needs to do more than assure us it will pass the Senate. He needs to assure us that he can get House members to vote for it, too. As it stands, it will remain legal to fire me just for being gay for a long, long, time to come.

    Posted by: Jaysus Crist | Nov 2, 2013 11:09:06 AM

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