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.