Apparently U.S. Senator Harry Reid doesn't much care for the fifteen government employees from the Department of Homeland Security who have accused him of using political muscle to obtain favorable results for a Las Vegas casino, and has disparaged these brave whistleblowers as "a bunch of whiners" as reported by The Washington Times.
Of course, mobster-like bullying is just the way Harry Reid rolls.
Last fall Jason Mattera asked Harry Reid "how did you become so rich working in government," and the senator's bodyguard then seemingly threw the intrepid reporter against a wall as reported by Matt Fox for the Daily Surge: "with a net worth as high as $6.7 million -- and living arrangements that include permanent accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. -- Mattera believes taxpayers deserve answers about how Senator Reid made all his earnings while living on a government salary."
Although a career politician that didn't stop Harry Reid from becoming a wealthy man by "his willingness to enter political and ethical gray areas to make money" as reported by Adam O'Neal for Real Clear Politics: "Reid has walked a fine line over the years, occasionally breaking rules or engaging in brazenly unseemly behavior during his pursuit of wealth."
Harry Reid long has been dogged by allegations that he was a tool of the Mafia during his former days as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Reid was called "'Mr. Clean Face' by Kansas City mobster Joe Agosto who had turned federal witness in the FBI's case against the mob skimming of casino dollars," and "Agosto was recorded on FBI tape saying that 'I gotta Clean Face in my pocket'" as reported by John Kass for the Chicago Tribune. The good senator says he was called "Clean Face" because he was beyond reproach. Of course, that's the point of a "clean face" or a "clean name" as a tool or front: someone who seemingly is above suspicion in doing the mob's bidding.
Who ya gonna believe: the mobster or the politician?