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Harry Reid blames tea party for lack of fiscal cliff deal

Harry Reid blames tea party for lack of fiscal cliff deal

Alexis Levinson | Political Reporter
4:06 PM 12/04/2012

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday blamed the tea party for both the lack of a deal on the fiscal cliff and the failure of the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled.

Speaking to reporters, the Senate’s top Democrat suggested that Speaker of the House John Boehner was unable to strike a deal with the White House to avert the fiscal cliff because the tea party members of his caucus would penalize him for it, potentially by taking away his speakership in the next session.

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