Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) just spoke to the press a few moments ago. And made a very interesting and cutting claim. It’s all cryptic and as yet we have no response from the Republicans as to whether they confirm this account. But Reid seemed to suggest that he had a tentative agreement with Boehner for a deal but then Boehner or someone on his behalf emailed early this morning saying that he couldn’t convince his caucus to go along with it.
There’s a decent amount of interpretation there. Here’s the verbatim of what Reid said: “I dont know what happened last night. At 4 o’clock in the morning, i got an email saying we’ve tried, but they backed off the number they’d agreed to.”
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.