Rep. Emanuel Clever (D-Mo.) called the newly agreed-upon bipartisan compromise deal to raise the debt limit "a sugar-coated satan sandwich."
"This deal is a sugar-coated satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see," Clever tweeted Monday.
Clever's tweet is one of a number of critical statements House Democrats have made in response to the deal announced by President Obama and congressional leaders Sunday night, which would raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion while cutting $1 trillion in spending over 10 years. The deal also creates a bicameral 12-person committee to cut further spending and includes a vote on a balanced-budget amendment.
Liberal Democrats have voiced strong criticism of the deal for what they call severe entitlement cuts as well as a lack of any additional revenues in the deal. Democrats have decried cuts the deal makes to food safety, public health and the Environmental Protection Agency.
"This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals, and I will not support it," Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said in a statement shortly after the deal was announced.