NBC’s Luke Russert bets Cantor staffer $10K that GOP will pass a ‘clean’ CR

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NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert clearly has money to burn — he’s willing to bet $10,000 Republicans will pass a “clean” continuing resolution that restores funding to Obamacare, leaves the law intact and re-opens the government.

In a Twitter exchange with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s communications director Rory Cooper, Russert confidently predicted that the House would pass a so-called “clean” continuing resolution, given the opportunity.

. @rorycooper if you guys put a clean CR on the floor today, I’ll bet you $10,000 it’ll pass.

Cooper didn’t take the bait and said if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would sit and negotiate, both sides could hammer out an agreement.

@LukeRussert That is not the Republican position. If Harry Reid sat a table w/ us, I’d bet we’d work this out.


During the 2012 election, MSNBC repeatedly mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for betting Texas Gov. Rick Perry $10,000 that Romney’s book supported a nationwide individual mandate. MSNBC host Chris Hayes called Romney “impulsive with money and defensive when [his] credibility is attacked,” while another MSNBC host, Al Sharpton, slammed Romney and Republicans as the party of the “one percent or point-one percent.”

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