Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said budget talks between the party have stalled because of a rebellion between members of the House Republican leadership team.
"House Republicans -- and I assume the Republicans here are working with them in the Senate -- they can't decide what they're going to do," Reid told reporters at his weekly Capitol briefing. "We've heard about all the infighting going on with the House leadership. I don't know how valid it is. I just got a message here that there's a battle going on between McCarthy and Ryan and the Majority Leader in the House… and Boehner."
"Boehner's having trouble finding help from his leadership as to what they're to do," Reid added.
A Boehner spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Update: Michael Steele, a spokesman for Speaker Boehner, provided TPM with the following statement in response to Reid:
"I assume the Senate Majority Leader will either explain the message he received – which has no basis in fact – or apologize to the press for misleading them.”