4/4 © Reuters. A flag-draped coffin of the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is seen during the memorial service honoring him at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein 2/4
By Jeff Mason
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – U.S. political luminaries including President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama celebrated the life of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday, describing him as an unpretentious pragmatist who got things done.
Reid died last month https://www.reuters.com/world/us/former-us-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid-has-died-2021-12-29 at age 82 after battling pancreatic cancer.
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also paid tribute to Reid at the Nevada memorial service, which featured remarks from Reid’s family members and music from singer-songwriter Carole King.