"Americans across the country are suffering because Speaker Boehner refuses to come to grips with reality," he continued. "Today, Speaker Boehner should stop the games and let the House vote on the Senate's clean CR so that the entire federal government can re-open within twenty-four hours.”
Despite reports to the contrary, Boehner was adamant on Sunday that such a bill could not pass the lower chamber. In response, Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and White House spokesman Jay Carney challenged Boehner to prove his claim and bring the legislation to a vote.
Reid has repeatedly slammed Boehner throughout the current budget standoff, reportedly calling the speaker a "coward" last week during a meeting with Democrats.