Sen. Majority Leader Reid Joins Call to Change Name of Washington Redskins

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Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has joined several of his congressional colleagues who have denounced "Redskins" and called on Dan Snyder to change the team's name.

This morning, after an interview with The Hill Reid said, "I think [Washington team owner Daniel] Snyder is so short-sighted on this," Reid said in an interview with The Hill. "We live in a society where you can't denigrate a race of people.  And that's what that is. I mean, you can't have the Washington Blackskins. I think it's so short-sighted."

Reid joins House minority leader Nancy Pelosi who told the Hill in October that it would "probably would be a good idea if they change the name."