WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - U.S. House Republican Sean Duffy of the Wausau area got into a verbal clash with veteran TV correspondent Andrea Mitchell over the federal shutdown.
That came Tuesday on MSNBC.
It was the same day President Obama said he would negotiate spending issues with Republicans only after the two parties approve a continued spending package with no strings attached.
GOP House Speaker John Boehner said Obama wanted his party to cave into everything the president wants -- including the current start of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.
On Mitchell's show, she scolded Duffy for making a, "non-negotiable demand" to hold up Obamacare.
Duffy responded that he only wanted the same type of delay for ordinary Americans that businesses got, when their mandate to provide health coverage was delayed by a year.
Duffy said Obama doesn't know what people are going through because he and his family have a, "gold-plated health care plan."
Mitchell said Duffy has the same thing -- and he corrected her, saying members of Congress get their coverage through the exchanges.
Duffy then scolded Mitchell and said the media should do its job.