Senator Harry Reid: ‘That’s a clown question, bro’ (Video)

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) drew plenty of laughs — and perplexed faces — when he responded to a reporter’s question at Capitol Hill on Tuesday by saying “That’s a clown question, bro.”

Reporter Steven Dennis received the unconventional response after asking Reid, the senator majority leader, about the ongoing student loan battle.

“I don’t want to answer that question – that’s a clown question, bro,” Reid said.

Reid obviously stole the line from Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who made the response famous last week when answering a Toronto reporter’s question.

The strange, yet hilarious line was turned into T-shirts and a beer before long. Reid using the line was no accident, either.

Harper is from Las Vegas, Nevada, so Reid is his senator. Reid has supported Harper throughout his rise to stardom and met him last month at Nationals Park.

“Having the best baseball prospect in decades come from Las Vegas, in Bryce Harper, I’m going to make it out here every chance I’ve got,” he said.

Yup, Reid clearly is a big baseball fan. I guess we can safely say that Harper has officially arrived now that senators are quoting him.

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  • Anonymous

    Reid represents what is wrong with the nation. He is one of the most corrupt people ever to steal a US Senate seat as in his last election.. 

  • http://twitter.com/cbmafia303 mike

    Dumb and dumber

  • Anonymous

    He would have lost the last election if the Republicans had run even a mediocre candidate against him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V4QUTEYV6X4PF6BE34KGBOCN6I Gnat 3810

    Harry Reid should be married to Nancy Pelosi. Then we could have the worst of the worst under one roof.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/32WV7GC2DMVDK2XMIZP5O5LW6Y justthefacts

    Like GWB stole the 2000 presidential election?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Owen/666139134 Robert Owen

    Well,  Sen Ried is the Senate’s clown so its a perfectly legit question to ask him

  • Michael Sobczak

     Is that really a clown question? What’s the point of getting a degree from a college if student loan debt is going to haunt you and hold you back from achieving other things in life like a home or car due to credit line:debt ratio?

    Answer the question, Senator! Bryce Harper’s the man, he plays a game for a profession and said something great and funny accidentally that caught wildfire. It’s not funny when you represent the great people of this country and you blow it off trying to be a 19 year old phenom. That’s not your job, do your job let Bryce do his.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/QXLI7N5ULHCF7I6UNEZSNEGYZA P

    That’s a clown response, bro.

    It was proven that Bush really won the 2000 election. Recounts were completed by reputable newspapers that proved that Bush truly received more votes than Gore in Florida. Look it up.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MS6BRT7JMOTEV4ACIV3BBQ2LDU Michael

    Learn the meaning of the word “infamous”. Harper’s quote is hardly infamous.

       [in-fuh-muhs] Show IPA adjective 1. having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city. 2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed.

  • http://twitter.com/SingingDDS Marko Farion

    “Now famous” or just “famous” is the correct way  (vs infamous).  Harper, a known teetotaler, was asked about his preference of adult beverage – hence a “clown question” – since obviously the reporter was ill informed…  But, a legitimate question posed to this Senator just proves that some politicians evade serious questions by injecting humor and being evasive…