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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: 'Men, When They're Out of Work, Tend to Become Abusive

• The Hill
By Michael O'Brien - 02/22/10 06:52 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness.

Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant to spur job creation, appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence.

"I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have jobs."

Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, Reid said, women tend to be less abusive.

"Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said.

"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”

Reid's remarks aren't the first controversial remarks he's made on the Senate floor. He said in the midst of December's heated healthcare debate that the Senate
needed a "Rodney King" moment where members could "all try to get along," channeling the plea of King, who pleaded with L.A. to calm itself after its 1991 race riots.

The Senate supported cloture in a 62-30 vote on Monday evening.

Watch a video of Reid's remarks below:

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this moron is part of the problem he needs to be out her with out a job and these feminst idiots who claim this and that lets put the size 14 where it belongs up his rear end with spikes this facist cs is so full of his self and dont know anything we dont need your hate crime bullshit here bet you are one of these closet faggots who is out of control stay out of the family business you might not like what could happen to you one day when you lose that job we will take your monies from you and sse if you can survive with out it trouble making scum suckers