PHOENIX, AZ – “Harry Reid does not believe our men and women in uniform can win in Iraq. He had the audacity to call General Petraeus and General Pace, two true American heroes, ‘incompetent’. He should step down immediately as Democrat majority leader of the U.S. Senate,” said Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “Senator Reid is in such a hurry to surrender in Iraq, he hasn’t even given the new American plan a chance to work. This isn’t leadership; it’s politics. And the kind of politics Senator Reid is playing is putting American lives at terrible risk.
Pullen continued, “’Americans are growing weary of Mr. Reid’s inflammatory and defeatist rhetoric. He isn’t preaching for peace, which we all pray for. Senator Reid is preying on the worst fears of every voter with the ghoulish hope that it will protect his marginal Senate majority.
“In their short time in the majority, Senate Majority Leader Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Democrats have admitted defeat, negotiated with state sponsors of terrorism, told the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardsmen serving valiantly overseas that the job they are doing isn’t good enough, and created a great divide among the American people,” Pullen said. “They continue to cut-and-run at every turn, except from the corrupt special interests and morally-bankrupt political games that brought them to power last year.
“The American people don’t surrender to terrorism or fear, and neither should our elected leaders,” Pullen said. “Mr. Reid, it’s time for you to step down because your fitness to lead has been exhausted. Your comments border on treasonous and it’s time for you to go.”