Cantor accused of 'juvenile behavior' at US debt talks

WASHINGTON, July 13 Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:13pm EDT

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - A senior Democratic aide accused House of Representatives Republican Leader Eric Cantor of acting like a child at Wednesday's debt talks at the White House and making overblown claims that President Barack Obama abruptly walked out.

"Cantor's account of tonight's meeting is completely overblown," the aide said, adding that Cantor exhibited "juvenile behavior" by repeatedly interrupting Obama. The aide said House Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, must rein in Cantor and "let the grown-ups get to work."

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; editing by Will Dunham)

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Comments (4)
dcgirl wrote:
Oh, so Mr. Dictator Odumdum doesn’t like to be interrupted? Here’s something for you – I don’t like to have a communist in the White House.

Jul 14, 2011 12:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobSmith wrote:
@dcgirl (aka Mr. Cantor): glad you found something more meaningful to do. Hope the grownups on working on real problems while you’re whining on the internet :)

Jul 15, 2011 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
stevenk wrote:
Two kids on a playground: mom he called me a jerk… NO he called me a jerk first…

Jul 15, 2011 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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