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 BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure 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 BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure 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 ReidOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states THE MEMO: Trump's base cheers attacks on McConnell It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump’s isolation grows Ellison: Trump has 'level of sympathy' for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary 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.