Reid spokesman: 'Speaker Boehner has a credibility problem'

McClatchy Washington BureauOctober 7, 2013 

The partisan sniping continued Monday as Congress prepared to return to Washington.

A spokesman for House Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, insisted that House Speaker John Boehner "has a credibility problem," and offered his evidence.

Both the House of Representatives and Senate are due to convene Monday afternoon, but no votes in either chamber are scheduled until early evening.

Here's the statement by Adam Jentleson:

"Speaker Boehner has a credibility problem. From refusing to let the House vote on a bill that was his idea in the first place, to decrying health-care subsidies for members of Congress and staff that he worked for months to preserve, to stating that the House doesn't have the votes to pass a clean CR at current spending levels, there is now a consistent pattern of Speaker Boehner saying things that fly in the face of the facts or stand at odds with his past actions.

"Americans across the country are suffering because Speaker Boehner refuses to come to grips with reality. Today, Speaker Boehner should stop the games and let the House vote on the Senate's clean CR so that the entire federal government can re-open within twenty-four hours."

Correction: This post originally attributed the statement to Harry Reid, not his spokesperson.

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