October 22nd, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Reid says he doesn't need to prove his manhood

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – In a Senate race that has devolved into a bravado competition of sorts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't have to prove his manhood.

"People in Nevada know me. From the street to the ring to the Senate chambers, I've never had to prove my manhood to anyone," Reid, a one-time boxer, told MSNBC on Thursday.

The comments come in response to repeated jabs from Republican opponent Sharron Angle, who often says Reid needs to "man up" when it comes to dealing with issues like the economy and Social Security.

Angle first debuted her "man up" line of attack at a Nevada debate last week and has since repeated the mantra against the soft-spoken 70-year-old senator ever since.

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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    MAN UP, what does it mean? Mr Reid could say OK I will if you WOMAN UP. Now we have something really meaningful to discuss. NOT!!
    If that kind of stupidity can sway any American voter I feel bad.QED no need to reply.
    Please can we talk issues and not scurrilous sound bites.
    Part of The American voters concern at elections and all Congress members biggest problem is the childish and abusive way the behave towards opponents. Worse still it seems petty abuse even gets you votes!!

    October 23, 2010 at 12:14 am |