WASHINGTON (CBS) Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy addressed the Senate Tuesday afternoon. He talked about Vermonters affected by the government shutdown and the struggles they're facing.
Leahy called the president's remarks that furloughed employees will have to make adjustments the most tone deaf statement he's ever heard from a president of the United States.
"Perhaps for a man who was made a millionaire by his father at the age of eight, the idea of living paycheck to paycheck is a foreign concept. But it's not to the millions of Americans, both Republican and Democrat alike across the country, who struggle to make ends meet," said Leahy, D-Vermont.
Vermont's junior senator, Bernie Sanders, will make his own address Tuesday night. He'll speak after the president and the Democratic leadership on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.