"It’s Grinch Time in Washington," warned Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyHistory in the House: Congress weathers unprecedented week Democrat grills DHS chief over viral image of drowned migrant and child Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers struggle to understand Facebook's Libra project | EU hits Amazon with antitrust probe | New cybersecurity concerns over census | Robocall, election security bills head to House floor | Privacy questions over FaceApp MORE (D-Va.), quoting from a floor speech.

Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea Sewell'Raise the Wage Act' would drop the hammer on the most vulnerable workers Ocasio-Cortez distances herself from ex-staffer's controversial tweet Mueller says political campaigns should report offers of foreign assistance MORE (D-Ala.) also used the hashtag #GOPGrinch, tweeting: "This latest #Republican grandstand will cost the #American public dearly."

President Obama has previously used a reference to the character from Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" holiday tale. In a speech at the end of November, Obama urged Americans to contact their members of Congress, “Tell them: Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays."