Boehner Told Reid To Copulate With Himself Outside Oval Office, But Didn’t Say “Copulate”
House Speaker John Boehner channeled his inner Cheney when he saw the Senate leader, upset that Reid said he was running a “dictatorship.”
“Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.
Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?”
Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.”
The harsh exchange just a few steps from the Oval Office — which Boehner later bragged about to fellow Republicans — was only one episode in nearly two months of high-stakes negotiations laced with distrust, miscommunication, false starts and yelling matches as Washington struggled to ward off $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts.