Reid: Koch Brothers 'Shadow Billionaires Spending Millions' to 'Rig' Political System
Harry Reid on Koch Brothers: ‘Shadow Billionaires’ Spending to ‘Rig Our Political System’ (CNS News)
At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.”
Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic.
“These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending millions of dollars to rig our political system,” Reid said. “And who does it help? Them.”
Reid said “they” called him a “collectivist.”