(CNN) – White House spokesman Jay Carney seems to have a new favorite strategy for ending heated exchanges with reporters in the press briefing room.
For the second time this month, Carney on Thursday challenged a reporter to a debate on CNN's "Crossfire."
"Ed, please, we will do it – I promise you. We will get big contracts and do it on 'Crossfire.' You on the Right," he told Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry after a heated tense back-and-forth over the national health care law.
Carney suggested a similar solution earlier this month with Henry, when they had a showdown over Syria.
"Hey, Ed, we can debate on 'Crossfire' one day when we're both out of our current jobs'," he joked.
Not missing a beat, CNN Senior White house Correspondent Jim Acosta jumped in.
"We can arrange that," he said.
Thursday night, U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Cory Gardner join hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter on Crossfire at 6:30pET to debate Obamacare.