Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) on Friday disparaged those who support Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in his effort to defund ObamaCare, calling them “Tea Baggers.”
Speaking on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Mikulski said Cruz sought to delay a Thursday night vote on the Senate resolution to continue funding the government so that his supporters could watch the spectacle of a vote on Friday during the day.
“The reason that Ted Cruz stood up and asked for a delay was so that he could have a vote during the day that the Tea Baggers in his Tea Party are going to watch,” Mikulski said. “This is why I’ve repeatedly said, the greatest deliberative body in the world has become the greatest delay body in the world.”
Democrats have ramped up the harsh rhetoric against Republicans in recent days, as the GOP demands the defunding of ObamaCare in legislation that would keep the government open past Sept. 30.