Even more than two decades later, Harry Reid is haunted by the video an activist told him to watch.
Men grabbed a little girl in a white dress at a celebration in Egypt, then spread her legs and pulled out a cutting instrument. Blood pooled beneath her.
“I can still see it in my mind’s eye, right now,” said Reid, now 77.
Back then, as a second-term U.S. senator, he was so horrified by the image that he took up the fight against female genital mutilation and authored a law criminalizing it. Read more here: