Reid professes a ‘degree of respect’ for Cruz but says Rubio ‘doesn’t stand for anything’

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 16:  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a dedication ceremony to commemorate the completion of the 102-acre, 15-megawatt Solar Array II Generating Station at Nellis Air Force Base on February 16, 2016 in Las V

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid disparaged Marco Rubio in an interview Wednesday as an “opportunist” who had no guiding principles. By contrast, Reid said he had “some degree of respect” for Ted Cruz because he “believes in something.” Caitlin MacNeal reports:

“He has a set of values,” Reid said of Cruz on Sirius XM’s “The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt,” according to a preview clip of the interviewpublished on Wednesday.

“I don’t agree with his values, but he speaks what he believes is the right thing for the country. And I appreciate someone that does that,” Reid continued about Cruz. “I think he’s really hurt the country with being the person who closed the federal government for 17 days. But at least he set out doing what he said he would do.”

But Reid said that Rubio “is a totally different character.”

“He doesn’t stand for anything…

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