GOP calls for Reid resignation over 'dialect' remark

President Barack Obama stands with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., as he makes a statement on health care reform after meeting with Senators, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

January 11, 2010 4:39:53 AM PST
A double standard? Republicans seeking Sen. Harry Reid's resignation as majority leader over racial remarks he made about Barack Obama say yes - that Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.