Speaker John Boehner curses Harry Reid, not once but twice, this according to witnesses. Last Friday, while the fiscal cliff loomed, the Speaker of the House reportedly cursed the Senate Majority Leader after being labeled a "dictator."
Citing a Jan. 2 Politico report, Boehner cursed Reid without warning, even as no deal was in sight for averting the so-called fiscal cliff.
The drama unfolded on the day the men both met with the president on a possible bipartisan agreement that could prevent taxes for all Americans and business from rising.
Allegedly, Speaker Boehner eyed Reid outside the Oval Office and, without warning, took a snipe at his Democratic colleague.
"Go f— yourself," Boehner said, while pointing a finger to emphasis the expletive.
Reid's response was one of shock and awe, for sure.
"What are you talking about?" Reid asked.
Boehner double-downed on his previous remark and said, "Go f— yourself."
While it's no secret there is no love between the two veteran lawmakers, it was obvious that Boehner cursed Reid in response to a televised speech made the day before in which the House Speaker was referred to as running a "dictatorship."
"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 said in a harsh response to the GOP playing hardball over the fiscal cliff.
While many may be gasping at such a break in decorum, insiders say the behavior between adversaries is often handled in a matter of words. At the end of the day, the two are human.
Sure, Boehner curses Reid, but it's better than coming to blows like other foreign government members have in the past. In some of those episodes, blood was drawn. So consider this a cat-fight.
In the end, lawmakers came together in the end...sort of.