Published Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 | 6:30 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 | 6:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the suggestion that he intervened to have Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki indicted was “absolute fiction.”
Krolicki, a Republican who faces four felony counts for his role overseeing a state scholarship fund during his tenure as Nevada’s treasurer, has maintained that the investigation by the state’s Democratic Attorney General was politically motivated, influenced by Reid.
Krolicki was considering running against Reid when the senator stands for re-election in 2010.
“This is just absolute fiction,” Reid said today in Washington. “I would not do anything like that. That’s unethical.”
Reid bristled at even being asked about his potential involvement. “It’s kind of insulting to have to answer the question,” he said.
“I don’t know what the indictment is about and I don’t care,” he said. “It’s not good for the state of Nevada that he was indicted.”