Boehner to Hoyer: ‘I’m going to flip you the bird.’

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"Boehner to Hoyer: ‘I’m going to flip you the bird.’"

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.

(LAUGHTER)

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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.)

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