Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spoke on Monday about a need to disband a House committee which was formed in order to investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Planned Parenthood shooting.

Said Reid:

“We should not and cannot continue this politically motivated committee targeting Planned Parenthood, which is already costing taxpayers and helping to create a dangerous climate for legal health care in America.

We in the Senate should not fail to see the context in which this vile assault took place,” Reid said on Monday. “Last summer, a right-wing group began releasing videos with unsubstantiated allegations. Since that time, the Republican Congress have made it their mission to push these unsubstantiated allegations.”

It is heartening to hear the Minority Leader speak in such certain terms and one can only hope he will continue to stand as firmly as he did on Monday.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at