Sen. Harry Reid Addresses Democratic Convention

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Sen. Harry Reid Addresses Democratic Convention

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Senate Majority Leader Harry of Reid of Nevada addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Tuesday.

Senator Reid criticized his Republican counterparts in the Senate, accusing them of doing nothing but stand in President Obama's way.

"In the depth of the Great Recession, as millions of Americans were struggling to find work, the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said Republicans' number-one goal was to make Barack Obama a one-term president," Reid said.

Reid also continued his attacks on Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor should release a dozen years of tax returns as his father -- Former Michigan Governor George Romney -- did when running for president in 1968.

"Never in modern American history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people he hopes to serve...trust comes from transparency and Mitt Romney comes up short on both," Reid said.

And the Senator bemoaned what he called "extremist" elements -- like the Tea Party -- gaining power in Congress within the Republican party.

Reid's speech comes a week after Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval addressed the GOP Convention in Tampa.