Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid attacked MSNBC on Wednesday for an interview the left-leaning network aired with the businessmen and philanthropists Charles and David Koch.
An interview with the Kochs aired Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," hosted by former Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. In the interview, the Kochs defended their roles as major financial backers of Republican candidates all around the country and said one of their main goals in politics was to end "corporatism" and "corporate welfare."
Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Reid criticized the interview as too soft and followed up with an email blast to reporters.
The Kochs "have procured a media that is too intimidated by their billions to hold them accountable," Reid said in the email. He went on to cite some of the questions Scarborough and Brzezinski asked in their interview, wherein they referred to the Kochs' "graciousness," asked which Koch was "the good brother" and said, "You sound like my dad."