An unidentified Democratic lawmaker let slip his frustration at President Obama’s proposed tax compromise, apparently muttering “f**k the president,” during a heated debate this morning.
As Democratic House members met this morning in a closed-door session to determine if they would vote on the compromise tax plan the White House hashed out with GOP leaders, one member forgot the Capitol’s rules of good decorum.
During a speech by Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., one of only a handful of House Democrats to back the President’s plan, a colleague interrupted with his own colorful opinion.
“I don’t think the curse word was directed at me,” Berkley told reporters following the caucus meeting.
“It wasn’t loud,” the Nevada Democrat said. “It was just expressing frustration from a very frustrated Member.”
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) was also overheard saying that “we can’t trust him” not to cave to Republicans and extend the tax cuts again in two years, according to a Democratic source.
The anger aimed at the bill was widespread. As Democrats moved to block the bill from coming up on the floor, chants of “Just say no!” could be heard by reporters outside the room.
More discussion from Fox Business, where FBN contributor Charles Payne says someone owes Rep. Joe Wilson an apology:
And Howard Fineman weighs in on MSNBCsaying that "we had a fairly liberal use of the 'f word' inside those closed doors":
Rep. Joe Sestak asks why they didn't vote on this before the election: