On Monday morning, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts played a clip of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly telling Sunday show news hosts that he wanted to have a “conversation” with Democratic leaders to reach a compromise that would end the government shutdown. Roberts asked his panel guests if that was like Boehner telling Democrats that he would like to have a “conversation about how you beat your wife.”
“It’s time for us to sit down and have a conversation,” Boehner said repeatedly over the weekend.
“It’s like sitting down to say, ‘We need to have a conversation about how you beat your wife,’” Roberts opined. “And basically it’s you’ve got to go into that whole scenario of ‘I don’t beat my wife.’ Why do we need to have this conversation?”
Roberts wondered why the Republicans in Congress are seeking to tie Affordable Care Act spending to the funding of the government. “If you want to deal with the Obamacare law, let’s deal with that separately,” Roberts suggested.
“It’s just so weird,” he concluded. “Why do we need to have a conversation about that?”
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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