Budding Bromance: Rand Paul And Harry Reid Wear Shades Together On Senate Floor

WASHINGTON -- Bipartisanship isn't the only thing flourishing on Capitol Hill. The budding bromance between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hit another level on Wednesday, after the Republican presidential contender walked out on the Senate floor and put on his famed Ray-Bans.

The junior senator from Kentucky then walked over to Reid, who was standing at the bottom of the well, put on his best smirk, and gave the retiring minority leader a fist bump. Reid is recovering from eye surgery, and is required to wear sunglasses at all times.

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Paul, who is an ophthalmologist, even gave Reid advice in treating an injury that stemmed from a New Year's Day exercising accident.

Last month, Reid thanked Paul for "being so kind and thoughtful and considerate in visiting with me, giving me encouragement, and some expert advice as to what he’s seen in the past and giving me hope for better sight out of my right eye. And I really appreciate it very, very much.”

The exchange on the Senate floor came several hours after The Hill reported that Paul’s presidential campaign ceased selling Wayfarer sunglasses branded with the "Rand" logo on its website, after a complaint from the company Ray-Ban.

Watch the video of Paul and Reid above.



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