Flashback: Watch Harry Reid Accuse Rand Paul of "protect[ing]…terrorists, to cover up their gun purchases"


Was it only two years ago that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), very much a Democrat, went rhetorically ballistic against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), very much a civil libertarian, over the once-reviled-by-Democrats PATRIOT Act? Watch, and see if you can stifle the gag reflex:

Rand Paul then responded to the "scurrilous" charge:

Like so many civil liberties issues this past week, Reason covered the Reid-Paul PATRIOT dust-up in real time, including Senior Editor Jacob Sullum's column "Wait and Hurry Up: The artificial panic behind the rush to extend the PATRIOT Act."