Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes his colleagues will expel Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens from the Senate following his felony conviction - and subsequent re-election.
"He’s been convicted of seven felonies," Reid said on CNN's "Late Edition." "He’s not going to be in the Senate."
The majority leader was a bit more gentle about Stevens's close friend, Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye (D), who campaigned for his close friend from Alaska during the trial and will soon assume the chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Committee after West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd announced Friday he would be stepping aside.
"I just said Senator Inouye is wrong," Reid said. "All the Republicans, John Ensign (Nev.), head of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, Republican Leader (Mitch) McConnell (Ky.) and a long list of people said that he’s going to be kicked out of the Senate. Of course he is. He is not going to survive."