Reid, Coburn meet after 'a--hole' comment

Sen. Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Senate passes Puerto Rico debt relief bill MORE (R-Nev.) has met with Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: I haven't seen 'self-discipline' from Trump McCain: No third-party foes coming for Trump Tough choice for vulnerable GOP senators: Embrace or reject Trump MORE (R-Okla.) after Coburn called Reid an “absolute a--hole” earlier this week.  

They’ve already met with each other, Reid confirmed in an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday night. 

ADVERTISEMENT
“We had a meeting. It`s all over with,” he said. 

Coburn made the comment at an event Monday at the New York Young Republican Club, the New York Daily News reported. 

“There’s no comity with Harry Reid,” Coburn said. “I think he’s an absolute a--hole.”

Host Rachel Maddow asked Reid “What’s going on with Tom Coburn?” 

“I don’t know,” Reid said. “I’m sure he didn’t mean it.” 

Coburn requested that they both meet after his comment spread. 

This wasn’t the first time the conservative senator criticized Reid. Earlier this year, he called Reid a “failure” and that Reid had been “dishonest” with him.  

Last year, Coburn also called Reid “incompetent and incapable,” but later apologized. 

More in News

GOP senator draws fire for prayer that President Obama's 'days be few'

Read more »