In an editorial in the Boston Globe, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tore into her Republican colleagues, arguing that since President Barack Obama was elected, GOP senators have "refused to try to make government better — opting instead to try to shut down government altogether rather than to accept a functioning government led by someone they didn’t like."
They can complain about the choices they currently have for president, as Lindsey Graham did before pinching his nose and endorsing the "poisonous" Ted Cruz -- as "maybe there is an antidote" -- because "Republican senators laid the foundation for their presidential front-runners."
Their obstructionism is directly responsible, Warren claimed, for the current state of the Republican field, so it's their fault if they're being forced "to choose between a bullet and poison." She offered her august colleagues some free advice:
Stand up to extremists in the Senate bent on sabotaging our government whenever things don’t go their way. Respect the oath you took to uphold and defend the Constitution. Show some courage and put that oath ahead of party politics. Do your job...