Sen. Reid ‘Happy’ Washington Has the ‘Mets’ for a Baseball Team

By Eric Scheiner | July 15, 2013 | 10:51am EDT

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid meets with reporters on Capitol Hill  (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

( - In the days leading up to the Major League Baseball All-Star game, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) erroneously called Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson the manager of the “National Mets.”

Reid made the comments on the Senate floor July 11, during an argument about changing filibuster rules for presidential nominees.

"No president can safeguard America’s national and economic security to the best of his or her ability without their chosen team in place," Reid said.

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“So, Mr. President, let’s see if we can come up with an example."

Reid continued, "Davey Johnson is the manager of the National Mets, this team that we’re so happy to have here in Washington. He’s here as manager of that team, to field a winning team."

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