TPM caught up with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) just after he closed down business in the Senate for the night because House Republicans weren’t able to get enough votes to pass House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling proposal.
Asked if he had expected the day to end with no vote in the House, Reid told TPM, “With their performance the last few days I don’t expect anything.”
Reid said Boehner hasn’t been in communication about the House’s legislative outlook.
“I haven’t been helping them to arrange their schedule,” Reid said. “We have a plan. We know what we’re gonna do. We’ll wait and see what they’re gonna do.”
Asked by another reporter if the failure of the House vote made it more likely Democrats will get what they want out of the debt ceiling deal.
“I think the most likely thing is they’re having a lot of trouble getting what they want done,” Reid said. “I guess it’s a moving vehicle, so we’ll see.”