Cornyn: Senate has been 'treading water' during Biden talks

Republicans immediately pushed back against President Obama's call to stay in D.C.

"I'd like to see the president's schedule," Cornyn said on FOX News Channel’s "America’s Newsroom." "I suspect he's got a number of fundraisers for the DNC and for his own presidential election."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted similar criticisms on Thursday: "After scolding Congress to stay in town and work, Obama is jetting to Philadelphia to raise money for his campaign."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding MORE (R-Ky.) followed up with a challenge issued from the floor of the Senate for the president to meet with the Senate on Thursday to discuss proposed tax increases.

The president's schedule indicates he will attend two events organized by the Democratic National Committee Thursday in Philadelphia.