House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said there's "a chance" the country will not reach a deal in time to avert the fiscal cliff, during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."
"There's clearly a chance," Boehner said, responding to host Chris Wallace's question on the likelihood of going over.
Boehner continued: "I might be an easy guy to get along with, affable, obviously I've worked in a bipartisan way on a number of agreements. But I'm gonna tell you one thing, Chris. I'm determined to solve our debt problem. We have a serious spending problem and it is going to be dealt with. "
"I'm gonna do everything I can to avert that," Boehner said of the cliff. "But we are going to solve America's debt problem."