Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is finally retiring. And at least part of the reason for his retirement is his injury which he claims to have sustained on exercise equipment.

However, Sen. Reid has been injured for months, and doesn’t seem to be getting better. That led America’s top conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, to speculate. Do you see what he’s hinting?

Harry Reid announced that he will not seek reelection. By the way, does anybody believe that Harry Reid really had an accident with his exercise machine? Does anybody really believe that’s why Harry Reid is still bruised and is still wearing dark glasses, what, months after this accident with his exercise machine?

I don’t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him into it. Harry Reid looks like and is acting like — and now with this announcement, behaving like — somebody who may have been beaten up. Nobody… I’ve never seen anybody have an accident with an exercise machine that ends up suffering symptoms much like Harry Reid’s for as long as Harry Reid has.


As rumors continued to swirl, here is the “official” story Reid gave to reporters… three weeks after the injuries were noticed:

I know there are a lot of rumors as to what happened, but that’s very simple. My wife and I were in our new home. I was doing exercises that I’ve been doing for many years with those large rubber bands and, uh, one of them broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye.

It didn’t knock me out but it sure hurt. And, uh, I was taken to the hospital, and, uhm, we came back here after a couple of days. I have some bones broken around my eye.

But as Limbaugh said, there is clearly something else going on here. Following Rush’s lead, Breitbart News conducted its own investigation in Nevada, which should blow this story wide open and expose the truth!

Breitbart News investigation of Reid’s home exercise accident has uncovered facts that appear to discredit Reid’s version of the home exercise accident for three very specific reasons:

1. The shower door in his master bathroom, as well as two of the other three sides of the shower itself, consists of a glass panel that extends from floor to ceiling and is not sturdy enough to be used as the anchor for an exercise band.

2. The distance from the shower door to the cabinets in the bathroom is at best a mere 3 feet, an insufficient width to conduct the type of resistance band exercises Reid says he was performing when one of the bands broke and he hit his head on the cabinet.

3. Even if Reid had attempted to conduct his exercises in this very narrow 3 feet passage, the force of the exercise would not have been sufficient to “spin him around” and crash him into the cabinets of the master bathroom, as he claims.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Reid and his wife moved into their newly purchased “Cantata Model” home in the Anthem Country Club gated community of Henderson, Nevada, in the summer of 2014.

Breitbart News has confirmed through publicly available documents at the Clark County Assessor’s Office and publicly available documents from the real estate agent who handled the transaction that Senator Reid and his wife purchased a 3,571 square foot house built on the Cantata model floor plan in the Anthem Country Club gated community in Henderson, Nevada for $769,000 on July 11, 2014.


Reid did not claim that the damage to his eye came from the end of the resistance band, but instead from hitting the cabinets after the breakage of the band caused him to spin around.

The scale of Reid’s injuries—a damaged, perhaps destroyed, right eye, a broken bone above the left eye, a battered right jaw sporting a large black and blue and purple bruise, and several broken ribs—were far beyond the scale of any injuries that could arise from merely having the end of a resistance band snap back.

via Breitbart

Clearly, Limbaugh is onto something. It appears someone in Nevada is in a position to severely beat up someone in a powerful position and get away with it. Harry Reid has run Nevada like a mob boss for decades, and perhaps he crossed the wrong line.

What do you think happened to Harry Reid? Is Limbaugh’s suggestion correct? Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think.