Each day brings a new reason to be happy about Harry Reid’s impending retirement.

The newest one is his outright admission that he used his position as senate leader to dishonestly smear Mitt Romney in the run-up to the 2012 election.

Even the reliably liberal Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post is disgusted:

Harry Reid’s appalling defense of his attack on Mitt Romney’s tax record

One of the more outlandish moments of the 2012 campaign came when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to the floor of the world’s greatest deliberative body and accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years. Reid’s evidence? Someone had told him. (That “someone” is alleged to be Jon Huntsman, father of the former Utah governor. Huntsman denies involvement.)…

And yet, the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.

“Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.

Think about that logic for a minute. What Reid is saying is that it’s entirely immaterial whether what he said about Romney and his taxes was true. All that mattered was that Romney didn’t win.

Here’s the clip Cillizza is referencing:

Last night on FOX News, Megyn Kelly and Dana Loesch had a few things to say about this.

Video via the Gateway Pundit:

What a sleazebag. Good riddance, Harry Reid.

Featured image via YouTube.