When fiscal cliff negotiations became heated this past week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reportedly got a little hot under the collar, The Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
It seemed that no bipartisan agreement was going to be reached regarding the debt ceiling, spending cuts and tax increases, and several sources claimed they overheard a very heated debate between the two House Representatives in the lobby of the White House.
Boehner reportedly pointed at Reid and said, “Go f**k yourself.”
Rep. Harry Reid asked, “What are you talking about?”
Rep John Boehner again said, “Go f**k yourself.”
The heated argument occurred soon after Rep. Reid took to the Senate floor and argued that Boehner could have ended the fiscal cliff standoff by bringing up legislation passed by the Senate for a vote. Reid accused Boehner of “catering to members of his party” rather than serving the country.
Rep. Harry Reid said:
“The American people I don’t think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives. It’s [the House of Representatives] being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.”
Despite the alleged heated debate between John Boehner and Harry Reid, the House of Representatives budget deal on the fiscal cliff was approved on Monday, Jan. 1, about 20 hours after the Senate passed the bill.