If they ever make a television movie about the ‘fiscal cliff of 2012’, Republican Speaker John Boehner of Ohio may have the most dramatic line in the movie when he says to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada: “Go f--- yourself!” Not once – but twice. The extremely heated exchange, which hasn't been reported on until Wednesday morning by the Huffington Post and other media outlets, happened last Friday just steps from the Oval Office in the White House.
Numerous sources claim that John Boehner was more than extremely upset with Harry Reid because Reid had publicly called him a dictator.
In the incident, Boehner reportedly pointed a stern finger at Sen. Reid and said: “Go f--- yourself.” Reid immediately asked Boehner: “What are you talking about?” To that, Boehner repeated: “Go f--- yourself.”
The provocation of the comments from Boehner was allegedly from Harry Reid’s comments on the Senate floor, just a short time before the incident, when Reid said to his fellow-senators:
The American people I don’t think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives. It’s being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.
Reid was angered at Boehner for not calling a House vote on Friday.
The “fiscal cliff” was avoided by the House vote that occurred on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.