Leader says he’s “certain” his opponent is behind ads discouraging Latino voters from going to the polls in interview with Maddow.
Tells the MSNBC anchor she should “dress up as Bill O’Reilly” to increase chances of scoring interview with the GOPer.
On getting Latino voters out to the polls:
Reid: My goal is turnout all voters but I think we have an especially difficult situation which she has created … All she does is cause people to be afraid. There is no reason to be afraid — we’ve got to work our way through this issue. She has not issued one positive statement … constructive statement about what we do with the issue of immigration. It’s something we have to fix.
“We can’t do it with people like her demagoguing the issue. And to think — to think — that someone would suggest in America that people should not vote.”
“She has been part of an effort to have people not vote … That’s about as un-American as you can get.”
Maddow questions whether Angle is directly involved in the ads – says she thought it was an independent effort.
Reid: “Wouldn’t you think that if something as negative, irresponsible … wouldn’t you think somebody would denounce it? … she is in the background, urging them on — I’m certain.”
On Maddow getting interview with Angle:
Reid: “Maybe you should do what she does — pretend you’re somebody else … maybe you could dress up as Bill O’Reilly.”
Maddow: You know she might be more comfortable in that regard … does anybody have a suit I can borrow.”
“I don’t think it’s the suit, I think it’s the face.”