Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) called into MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday after the Senate voted for a cloture motion to move forward with a resolution which would fund the government. She lashed out at the ‘tea baggers’ in Congress who have mounted an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act through the continuing resolution process.

Mitchell began by asking Mikulski why the vote to move forward with a CR was happening on Friday rather than Thursday night.

“The reason Ted Cruz stood up and asked for a delay was so that he could have a vote during today where his — the tea baggers in his tea party were going to watch,” Mikulski said when asked why the cloture vote did not occur last night.

Mikulski added that this effort to defund the ACA makes it more difficult to pursue policies like funding education and infrastructure projects.

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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