Boehner told Reid during fiscal cliff battle: Go f*ck yourself

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 20:01 EDT
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US Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks on December 4 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (AFP)
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had some foul language for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) last week as vitriol erupted over the looming fiscal cliff.

According to Politico and CNN, Boehner confronted Reid in the White House lobby last Friday and advised him to “go fuck yourself.” Boehner was apparently upset that Reid had accused him of maintaining a “dictatorship” in the House of Representatives.

“The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was sitting on a couch next to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and the House Speaker walked in and he said in a pretty angry way, ‘go blank yourself,’” CNN’s Dana Bash explained. “I’ll just tell you that the ‘blank’ starts with an ‘F.’”

“The Democrat who was there insists to me that Reid just laughed it off and he didn’t take it seriously. A Republican who was there tells me that’s not what happened, and that in his words, the exchange continued and it didn’t get any better for Reid.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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