With no bipartisan agreement about the debt ceiling, spending cuts
and tax increases in sight, Boehner reportedly pointed at Reid and said,
"Go f**k yourself."
"What are you talking about?" Reid asked.
And Boehner again said, "Go f**k yourself."
The encounter occurred soon after 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 also accused Boehner of catering to members of his party rather than serving the country.
"The American people I don't think understand the House of
Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives," Reid
said. "It's being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker, not
allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what
Boehner must have gone to the Cheney school of workplace civility. I'm not fan of Reid but this is totally out of line. I've seen Republicans defending it but if a Dem did the same they would have a fit and call for his resignation. I remember when Kerry used the f word in a Rolling Stone interview and so many on the right were appalled about how unpresidential that was. The very same people cheered when Cheney told Leahy to eff himself on the floor of the Senate.
What do you think? Is this out of line or just co-workers venting? Or did Reid have it coming and Boehner was totally justified and in the right?