Harry Reid looks more and more like a “wartime consigliere.”
Instead of playing the Senate-club game, he came out and said that David Vitter’s transgressions:
… should have a full airing. There are a lot of accusations about prostitutes here in Washington, prostitutes in Louisiana. I don’t know if that’s breaking the law or not. It’s obvious that it all came about as someone who’s being charged with a crime here in Washington, D.C.
This, plus a formal complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee from CREW, makes it less likely that Vitter is going to get away with his “I’ve already stonewalled that question once” refusal to come clean, much as his Republican colleagues would like him to. (Of course they don’t know yet whether Vitter broke the law; that’s what investigations are for. But “I’m not an expert in prostitution law” is hardly a response.)
Footnote Vitter appears to still be Giuliani’s Southern regional chair. Is Rudy getting questions about this?