Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) compared conservative House GOP members to those who commit domestic abuse on Monday.

“When you start acting like you’re committing domestic abuse, you’ve got a problem,” Boxer said, as first reported by The Hill. “ ‘I love you dear, but I’m shutting down your entire government. I love you dear, but I’m going to default.’”

Watch the floor speech, courtesy of C-SPAN

The comments came in a speech on the Senate floor. In that same speech, the outspoken liberal senator said she was holding back how she really felt.

“I’m very mindful of the words I use on the Senate floor, so I’m not going to say what I think about this, exactly the way I would talking to my family,” Boxer said. “But there is no reason for it [default]. It makes no sense.”

(H/T: The Hill)

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