Washington (CNN) – When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Sen. Scott Brown at a news conference late Thursday for his "courageous" vote in favor of a financial regulatory bill, it was a marked change from what the Nevada Democrat had said about the Massachusetts Republican a few days earlier.
"I so appreciate what he did," Reid said of Brown, one of only four Republicans to vote for passage of the bill.
Reid had previously accused Brown of breaking his promise to vote to end a filibuster of the bill Tuesday. Brown denied he had broken any pledge and blamed Reid's leadership team for failing to fully convey to Reid the conditions for his vote.
"We had a hiccup," Reid said Thursday night, for the first time sharing responsibility with Brown for the mishap. "But it was a mistake that both of us made. There's no irreparable damage here. We both understand each other well."