Reid on Bob Packwood Return: ‘No Need to Pile On’

Posted February 10, 2015 at 5:50pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he did not want to denigrate former Sen. Bob Packwood when asked about his return to Capitol Hill Tuesday. The Oregon Republican, who resigned amid a sexual harrasment scandal in 1995, returned Tuesday to testify before the Senate Finance Committee.

“I don’t know who invited him, but you know I don’t make that decision,” Reid said. “I — maybe I would have made a different decision, but there’s no need to pile on. He’s already been punished.”