White House denies GOP leader told Obama ‘I cannot even stand to look at you’

Posted: October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — The White House Wednesday denied an accusation from a top Democratic Senator that a House Republican leader told President Barack Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during a recent White House meeting on the government shutdown.

“I looked into it and spoke with somebody who was in the meeting and it did not happen,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in response to a question about the charge, which Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat, posted online three days ago.

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