Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) became heated over the financial regulatory overhaul at a meeting between Senate Republicans and President Barack Obama, according to the Associated Press.

GOP officials told the newswire that Corker — who served as a negotiator on the bill — accused the president of being two-faced during the process:

Four officials present at the rare session said that when Obama appealed for bipartisanship, Corker accused him of "audacity" given the administration's handling of the financial reform package and other legislation.

The first-term senator reportedly questioned whether any elected officials were trying to achieve bipartisanship in an election year.

White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton told reporters on Air Force One the exchange was “civil in tone,” and that the meeting was less contentious than Republicans have depicted, according to a pool report.