Durbin’s remarks were in reaction to a House Republican announcement that they would advance a government spending bill that defunds ObamaCare — something Democrats have said would lead to a government shut down.

“If that is what the Tea Party Republicans think is leadership, God save the United States of America,” Durbin said.

Unless Congress agrees on continued spending resolution (CR) by Oct. 1, the government will shut down.

Durbin said the situation was avoidable because it was a “self-imposed crisis” created by House Republicans.

Some Republicans have said the plan to tie government funding to an ObamaCare repeal is ill-conceived and will risk the economic recovery. But Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate MORE (R-Ohio) needs Tea Party members to pass a spending resolution with solely GOP votes. Tea Party members have said this is the best chance Republicans have in repealing the law.