Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry echoed the sentiments of many of his GOP colleagues Wednesday when he told House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that they have to get along better. Terry’s remarks came during the first closed-door meeting of the House GOP conference this year. Lawmakers in the room revealed the proceedings to The Hill
Terry said, "Mr. Boehner and Mr. Cantor, if you are divided or there's a perception that you are divided, we cannot be united as a conference," according to The Hill’s sources.
The talk in Republican circles is that Cantor wasn’t pleased with Boehner’s decision to end Republican opposition to the payroll tax cut extension that was championed by Democrats and ultimately approved in December. A number of Republican lawmakers rejected the extension to the bitter end. And the whole debacle led many GOP House members to question their leadership.
While some Republicans expected strong attacks against Boehner in the conference meeting, that didn’t happen. Instead, Terry issued his remarks. Neither leader responded to what he said, people present in the room told The Hill.
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