White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors relayed an erroneous House GOP quote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), which then ended up on the Facebook wall of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) over the weekend, CNN reported Thursday.
The White House on Thursday said it regrets the “miscommunication,” which was denied by House Republicans and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), that had Sessions telling President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during a meeting earllier this month.
Senior administration officials told CNN that Sessions “was expressing frustration with the situation, not with President Obama”:
White House officials would not comment on whether Rob Nabors misunderstood what Sessions said or whether he just communicated the story to Senate Democrats in a less than optimal way. Nabors could not be reached for comment.