The U.S. Senate majority leader who has seen and lived through the more rustic days in Nevada wants a new image where red lights are for stop signs not legal sex trade areas.
The DigitalJournal reports: “Opinion: Senator Harry Reid, from amateur boxer to political fighter”
Reid who was reelected to the U. S. Senate in November 2010 for a fifth term made his comments before a joint session of the State legislature while brothel industry lobbyists, owners and working girls were in the gallery.
Reid’s speech was focused on the creation of jobs in a state hard hit by current economic woes but turned to attracting business to Nevada. He felt the state would not be conducive to families when children look at a brothel outside a school bus window.
The HuffingtonPost reports: “But for attracting businesses, Reid said "parents don't want their children to look out of a school bus and see a brothel. Or live in a state with the wrong kind of red lights." "So let's have an adult conversation about an adult subject," he said. When the nation thinks about Nevada, he said, "it should think about the world's newest ideas and newest careers – not about its oldest profession."
Reid received no applause for his remark from those in the assembly chamber.