Harry Reid Announces He Will Not Run For Re-election [VIDEO]

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumours for months, which grew louder after he suffered serious injuries in an exercising accident. He said in a video posted on Twitter and Youtube that the bruises were “nothing,” but added that “this accident has caused us for the first time to have a little bit of downtime time to ponder and to think.”

“We have got to be more concerned about the country, the senate, the state of Nevada, than us. And as a result of that, I’m not going to run for reelection,” he says in the video.