Harry Reid At The Center of Growing Political Controversy

The longer politicians remain in public life, it seems the easier it is for them to believe that laws don’t apply to them, and that they can twist them to their own purposes.

One man who may have been in the Senate for too long is Harry Reid. He has created blood enemies, because of his shoot first, ask questions later attitude. He did that recently when he blamed republicans for the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

Now it may be time for Harry Reid pay the price.

“What comes around goes around” and it’s coming to Harry Reid. It was learned Thursday that money from his campaign funds had been paid to his granddaughter for items he purchased to use as gifts.

He promised to reimburse $16,787 to his campaign, after campaign money was used to purchase jewelry in 2013, from Ryan Elisabeth Reid, his granddaughter, who has her own line of jewelry.

Harry Reid said the purchase complied with Federal Election Commission standards that “allow the purchase of goods from relatives if those goods are sold at fair market value.”

Jahan Wilcox, a Republican National Committee spokesman, called Harry Reid’s use of campaign monies as a “personal slush fund.”

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!”

Harry Reid’s memory may be fading, because although he did agree to reimburse the $16,787, he failed to report the additional $14,481 that his campaign paid his granddaughter in 2012.

Reid has certainly been around a long time. He should have known the the smallest sign of impropriety would cause him major problems.

We are told a federal investigation is in progress and it will report the final determination. Federal investigations invariably take a long time, and if this one is anything like the ongoing investigations into Benghazi, “Fast and Furious” or the IRS Scandal, Harry Reid may be dead and buried by the time it concludes.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.