The self-proclaimed party of political correctness and inclusion proves once again that they do not live by their own standards. According to a story on TheBlaze.com, Reid spoke to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce August 21 and proceeded to rattle off some jokes at his hosts' expense.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," he deadpanned, and responded to the mention of an Asian man's name with "One problem I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight." His comments were videotaped and released on YouTube, as seen below.
While attendees at the event laughed at his comments, Reid later apologized for his remarks in a statement. "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing," he said.
Reid's comments almost didn't see the light of day, as event organizers attempted to censor video recording of Reid's remarks. According to Asian Chamber of Commerce Director James Yu, an unidentified individual showed up to the event with a camera and was warned not to take video. Yu said the individual claimed he would only shoot stills, but that was not the case. "Someone is making an issue out of a nonissue," Yu told The Associated Press. You can watch the video and decide for yourself.