Boxer on Boehner: “Where are his tears” for furloughed workers?

Boxer (D-Calif.) said her home state is home to roughly 169,000 of the nation’s 800,000 furloughed government employees and said Republicans are responsible for the shutdown, since they are demanding a delay in the implementation of ObamaCare.

“They’ve shut the government down because they don’t want millions of Americans to get affordable healthcare,” Boxer said, describing Republicans as “sore losers” during a meeting with reporters in her mostly empty Capitol Hill offices.

“Grow up,” she said. “You lost the election over this."

Boxer directed much of ire at Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election MORE (R-Ohio), saying he could end the impasse by allowing a vote on a “clean” funding bill that would restart government operations.

She said that John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election MORE is “known to be a man of great emotion,” citing the speaker’s propensity to get choked up on occasion.

“Where are his tears for 800,000 families who are not getting paychecks?” she questioned.

Boehner, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill MORE (R-Ky.), met late Wednesday with President Obama at the White House,

However, the meeting provided little optimism that the shutdown would end anytime soon.