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

By JM Rieger and Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez

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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.”

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