Reid told Obama not to negotiate with top level House Republicans

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Now that the federal government shutdown is underway, a new report late Monday surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stopped President Obama from sitting down and speaking with House Republicans, ahead of the government shutdown according to Guy Benson of Townhall.com.

The original report was filed by Politico in which it said, “When the president considered sitting down with the four congressional leaders in the White House ahead of the deadline to avert a government shutdown, Reid privately urged Obama to call off the meeting, according to several people familiar with the situation. Reid believed that it would amount to nothing more than a photo-op that would give the false impression that a serious negotiation was occurring, even warning he would not attend such a session. Obama scrapped it.”

So why did Reid step in and stop Obama from working on a deal with House Republicans?

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