Republican Senators don't join Steele's call for Reid's resignation 

Republican Senators are not joining the chorus of those calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to step down for his 2008 reference to Barack Obama's "light skinned" complexion and "no Negro dialect."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., on Tuesday morning declined to pile on to the embattled Reid, telling reporters his fate is in the hands of Senate Democrats and Nevada voters.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has also dismissed the idea of Reid stepping aside.

Wicker, whose predecessor, Republican Trent Lott, lost his leadership post for making a racially insensitive comment in 2002, said he is more bothered by Reid's leadership of the Senate.

"I think the voters of Nevada will make a judgment about that," Wicker said." I think they'll make a judgment about the most blatant auction of votes, with this health care legislation, in the history of the United States of America. And I think the decision with regard to Senator Reid will be made by the voters of Nevada."

Reid is trailing potential Republican challengers in Nevada polls.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called for Reid to give up his leadership post.

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