Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called for the House Republicans to let go of ideological fights to focus on keeping the economy healthy.
"It shouldn't be about fault here, but there is a way out of this where we just sit down together and figure it out and find some common ground on the crux of the matter," she said on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on Friday afternoon.
Ms. Wasserman Schultz spoke shortly after the House of Representatives voted to continue funding the government through December while cutting all funding from President Obama's new health care law. Those who voted for the measure then held a rally, calling on senators to now do their part in the demise of the Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Wasserman Schultz said she didn't want to resort to name-calling, but said that the Republicans were "heartless" and "gutless," both in their vote on government funding and their Thursday vote to cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program over 10 years.
"It is unfathomable that yesterday these same Republicans in the House voted yesterday to cut food stamps," she said. "These are obviously not people who have ever experienced hunger."
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