We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.
Who: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Change the name? Yep.
Why? “I think [Washington Pigskins owner Dan] Snyder is so shortsighted on this,” Reid said in an interview with The Hill. “We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people. And that’s what that is. I mean, you can’t have the Washington Blackskins. I think it’s so shortsighted.”
Shame Spiral rating: SMH. Yes, Reid is a powerful man, but President Barack Obama, who is an even more powerful man, already suggested that Snyder change the name, and that didn’t do anything. So if Reid really meant business, he’d do what any good lawmaker would and introduce legislation banning the name. That’s legal, right?
Illustration by Jandos Rothstein