U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis recently commented on U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer's remarks branding the Tea Party as extremists. Lummis responded by saying that clearly the Democrats are learning their talking points.
On shutting the government down, Lummis said that the Democrats secretly want to do just that because they think it works in their favor. She went on to say that Republicans will do everything they can to cut spending responsibly and bring the Democrats to the with them to accomplish that goal.