The family feud between President Obama and soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid escalated this week, after the Nevada Democrat told the White House to “get a life” for its continued anger over remarks made by one of his top aides.
The New York Times reports that the rift between Reid and the Obama administration over David Krone, Reid’s top staff member, who made a series of highly critical remarks about the president earlier this month. Krone was already banned from attending White House meetings with Reid, following rumors that he leaked details of meetings between the then-majority leader and the president to the press.
Reid, for his part, is unrepentant. “He didn’t make it up, you know,” the senator said, referring to Krone’s claim that the Nevada senator begged Obama to get more involved in the midterm elections and blamed the president for the impending loss.
And Reid also appears furious at the White House for their targeting of his top aide and close friend. ”They should just get over it,” he told the Times. “I have a good relationship with the president. This is all staff driven. Get a life. Forget about this.”