Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner gave a press conference earlier to provide updates on the budget negotiations and said “everyone is taking their time trying to get this right.” Then, in what seemed to be an attempt to lighten the mood and take a quick break from the seriousness of the issue, Boehner had a little fun ribbing NBC‘s Luke Russert.
As Russert tried to ask a question, Boehner interrupted him and asked, “why are you so loud all the time? And you speak up over all your colleagues. You know, it’s one thing when you’re standing there because you’re taller than most of them.” Unfazed, Russert proceeded with his question regarding whether members of Congress will receive a salary if there is a government shutdown. Boehner reiterated his position that Congress should not be paid, but looked disappointed that Russert didn’t joke back with him in response.
Watch the clip from CNN below:
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