Boehner: Reid Wants ‘Complete’ GOP Surrender
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Appearing the October 6th airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants “complete surrender” by the GOP as a prerequisite for meaningful negotiations.
After, Stephanopoulos said, “Reid said he is more than willing to have a conference, more than willing to have a negotiation, but not under the threat of a government shutdown.”
Boehner responded: “So it’s ‘my way or the highway,’ that’s what [Reid] is saying. Complete surrender, and then we’ll talk to you.”
Boehner added: “It’s about having a conversation. I gave the Senate Majority Leader some advice at the White House about how to proceed. I gave him some advice over a week ago… And yet, they refuse to do it.”
Stephanopoulos then said that Reid claims Boehner offered to pass a clean government-funding resolution in July. It had no Obamacare amendments and it was $70 billion below what the Senate wanted yet Reid accepted it. Reid now claims Boehner has gone back on it.