Gosar was one of the 144 House Republicans who voted against legislation last week to re-open the government and allow the government to borrow above the debt ceiling. More than 60 percent of House Republicans voted against it, amid polls finding that most blame the GOP for gridlock in Congress.
Democrats made their own family metaphors last week, but said it was Republicans who were acting like children. Rep. John GaramendiJohn GaramendiDems urge treaty ratification after South China Sea ruling Fight over California drought heats up in Congress Overnight Energy: House moves toward conference on energy bill MORE (D-Calif.) said to conservative Republicans, "Kid, OK, get your blanket, get your bottle and take a nap. We don't need tantrums around here."
Just before the vote, Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeThe right person for State Department is Rudy Giuliani Overnight Regulation: House passes GOP bill targeting last-minute Obama regs House passes bill targeting ‘midnight’ Obama regs MORE (D-Texas) said members of Congress are "like parents" to the nation, and need to act quickly to save the country from default.