'I Cannot Even Stand to Look at You'

A Republican House leader snubbed the president during the shutdown negotiations, Sen. Dick Durbin claims.

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaks at a press conference Oct. 16. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) claims that a GOP House leader said, "I cannot even stand to look at you," to President Barack Obama during government-shutdown negotiations, according to The Hill.

In a Facebook post, Durbin, who is Senate majority whip, slammed the "disrespectful" comment. He wrote on his Facebook page, "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn't try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?"

Durbin didn't specify who the leader was, but an aide to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that he had "no idea what [Durbin's] talking about," The Hill reported.

Read more at The Hill.

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