09/20/2012 05:17 pm ET Updated Sep 20, 2012

John Boehner Jokingly Pretends To Hit Nancy Pelosi With A Hammer

Even in bipartisan moments, lawmakers can't stop themselves from hammering away at the other side.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered on Thursday on Capitol Hill for an event kicking off the construction of the stage, bleachers and review stand for the presidential inauguration in January. The lawmakers were each going to ceremoniously hammer a nail into a piece of wood.

According to Fox News, as House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) walked up to grab his hammer, he "made a funny face and acted like he was going to hit House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with it. She wasn't even looking at him at the time."

While all the other congressional leaders successfully drove in their nails into the wood, Pelosi had some trouble getting her nail firmly in. So Boehner went over, according to Fox, and drove it in "with a couple of direct thwacks."



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