Fiscal Cliff

Harry Reid: Time's Running Out on Fiscal Cliff, Blame Republicans

Senate majority leader says he can't imagine their consciousness


Returning to Washington just two days after Christmas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed the blame for inaction on the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on the shoulders of his counterpart in the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who remains in Ohio this morning.

"I can't imagine their consciousness," Reid said this morning on the Senate floor of House Republican leadership who has no plans to return to Washington before the New Year unless the Senate and President Obama come up with a plan to avoid tax hikes. Republican leaders have told their members they'd receive 48 hours notice if they need to return.