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Talk show host Mark Levin blasts Sen. Harry Reid: ‘Vicious stupid man’

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Feb. 12, 2013, prior to President Obama’s State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin blasted Sen. Harry Reid, after the senator suggested the death of seven Marines on a training exercise was due in part to the sequester.

On the Senate floor on Tuesday, Mr. Reid said: “It was quite an explosion. … It’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. … It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary. These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military.”

Marine spokesmen found the comments out of line and accused Mr. Reid in an NBC report of “political posturing on the backs of those dead Marines.” But Mr. Levin took the criticism further, during his Tuesday evening radio broadcast.

“It was grotesque,” Mr. Levin said. “And Harry Reid, you’re the lowest of the low-lives, you know that? You really are at the bottom of the sewer, all the time on every issue. … You are just a very ill human being. And the fact that you’re the Senate majority leader says an awful lot about the Democrats in the Senate. … We deserve better than this man. He is a vicious stupid man.”

Mr. Levin also called Mr. Reid a “miscreant” and a “no talent politician” with a “low I.Q.”

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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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