Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) held a press briefing on Congress’s economic stimulus plans. Although Boehner initially promised to work together “in a bipartisan way,” he later joked that he has other plans for the Speaker:
BOEHNER: Madam Speaker, thank you for the invitation, and we’re certainly glad to be here. […]
And with a crisis underway in the housing market, I think it’s appropriate that Congress respond, and I’m hopeful that we can come together in a bipartisan way to address the needs of the American people.
PELOSI: Thank you all very much.
Thank you, Mr. Leader.
BOEHNER: As soon as they put those cameras away, I’m going to flip you the bird.
UPDATE: The Swamp is now reporting that Boehner’s gesture was actually directed at House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). (Our headline has been changed.)