Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday fiercely defended the administration’s decision to extend the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan.

The deadline to enroll is next Monday, March 31, but people who tried to enroll but were unable to do so will now have until mid-April to request an extension, the Washington Post first reported. The extensions will be given based on an “honor system” — there will be no efforts to make sure the person actually did try to sign up before the deadline.

Speaker of the House John Boehner blasted the extension at a press conference Wednesday, The Hill reported.

“What the hell is this, a joke?” he asked.

Reid shot back at a press conference Wednesday afternoon: “The joke, I say to my dear friend John Boehner, is him, having more than 60 votes over there to terminate Obamacare.”

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