It was when Bill Clinton lit into Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who is facing a tough reelection bid in Kentucky.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, with characteristic deference to facts, denounced the authors as "ultra, ultra liberal."
Steele then later backed up his mistake by predicting that the minority leader will make the move if the Democrats don't shape up.
Already this year there has been media chatter about how the minority leader has faded as a power player.
And, on Monday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she supports an extension, with or without budget offsets.
One day he received a phone call from State Sen. Pamela Cahill, the Republican minority leader.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnell are not expected to be on the Russian sanctions list.
Spokespeople for Newt Gingrich and House minority leader John Boehner declined to comment.
Grimes accuses Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of failing to stop the government from its “war on coal.”
The Senate minority leader was raving mad, and spouting nonsense.