Mr. Levin also said that he "worked for a president who shut down the damn government over half a dozen times. It's not the end of the world. ... Our Constitution is in tatters."
He went on, Newsmax reported: "I want to tell the Republican leadership, the RNC, the NRSC, the NCCC, the NAACP — whatever they call themselves in the Republican Party — I am one inch away from leaving you. And I bet I speak for hundreds of thousands of people. One inch. You think this is a joke? You think you can lie to the American people?"