New fallout is surfacing today after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made remarks on Friday suggesting that the GOP's opposition to President Obama's policies may be based on his race.

In a radio interview, Reid said, in part, "I hope, I hope [...] that it's based on substance, not the fact that he's an African American."

Senator Tim Scott (SC) - currently the only Black member of the Senate - reacted quickly, issuing the following statement: 

"Our country deserves more from those in Washington. I hope Sen. Reid will realize the offensive nature of his remarks and apologize to those who disagree with the president's policies because of one thing - they're hurting hardworking American families."

Dan Gerstein, liberal pundit and president of Gotham Ghostwriters, said that Reid's comments don't surprise him, because "he has a history of saying dumb things." Yet, the remarks aren't helping Democrats' cause, he purported. 

"It's just dumb and divisive at this point [...] to be dredging this up. It just looks whiny and weak [...] and allows Republicans to play the victim card," said Gerstein.

He added what he says is a growing sentiment across the country.

"The reason why Congress is so dumb and dysfunctional is because of it's leadership."

Watch the full debate, and let us know what you think.