Rep. John Boehner, R, Ohio-8: 2013 budget figures were not available, so his 2012 figure ($1,317,516) was used to estimate the 8.2 percent sequester cut ($108,036), leaving an estimated $1,209,480. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - Mounting tension about cutting a deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” apparently weighed heavily on House Speaker John Boehner in the last few days.
A widely circulated article on Politico quotes unnamed sources about a heated verbal altercation that occurred Friday between Boehner, a Republican from West Chester Township, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The exchange, which occurred in the White House lobby, took place shortly after Reid had publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about keeping his leadership role than striking a deal.
During the exchange, Boehner used the “F-word” twice, according to Politico:
“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.”
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