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 McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump GOP senator threatened to hold up bill over provision to honor late political rival: report Paul: Shutting down government not my goal 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.