Harry Reid insults Boehner: ‘I don’t understand his brain’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid launched a personal insult at John Boehner on Thursday when asked about the House Speaker’s earlier comments on the fiscal cliff.

“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” Reid said Thursday during the news conference at the Capitol.

Reid made the remarks when asked to explain why Boehner is blaming Democrats for not being “serious” enough to reach a compromise. He drew laughter from the press in attendance.

Earlier Thursday, Boehner held a press conference and lamented that the two parties have not made significant progress on reaching a deal.

“I remain hopeful that productive conversations can be had in the days ahead,” Boehner said. “But the White House has to get serious.”

Flanked by members of the Democratic leadership in the Senate on Thursday, Reid said “Republicans know where we stand.”

“It’s been weeks – at least two weeks – since we met at the White House and we’re still waiting for a serious offer from the Republicans,” he said.

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