US Senate Minoriity Leader Harry Reid,D-NV, speaks at a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2015.
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Harry Reid thanks Rand Paul for advice on injury

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3/18/15, 1:13 PM ET

Sen. Reid calls Sen. Paul ‘kind and thoughtful’ on Senate floor

Even in a fractured Congress, bipartisan camaraderie is still alive and well. On Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nv., thanked his Republican colleague, Sen. Rand Paul, calling him “kind and thoughtful and considerate” in offering medical advice for Reid…
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that Republican Sen. Rand Paul has been giving him advice in the recovery of his right eye, which was injured during a New Year’s Day exercising accident.

Paul, a frequent antagonizer of Senate leaders and a likely 2016 contender, is also an ophthalmologist.

During remarks on the Senate floor, where Paul was presiding, Reid thanked Paul for his “expert advice” and support as he deals with the injury, which has forced him to wear dark glasses in the halls of the Senate.

Paul “has been so kind and thoughtful and considerate in visiting with me, giving me encouragement, and some expert advice as to what he’s seen in the past and giving me hope for better sight out of my right eye,” Reid said. “And I really appreciate it very, very much.”

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Harry Reid thanks Rand Paul for advice on injury