Harry Reid: "Not a chance in hell" that Medicare for All would pass

“I think the world of Bernie Sanders,” Reid said in an interview for the “Powerhouse Politics” podcast on Wednesday, speaking highly of his former Senate colleague.

But Reid, who served as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, including as majority leader for eight years, said it didn’t matter which candidate comes out in support of Sanders’ signature health care plan: “I’m against it.”

“It’s impractical … There’s not a chance in hell it would pass,” he told ABC News Political Director Rick Klein, instead advocating for strengthening the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — and looking to pass a public option.