In a strong speech addressing the Tea Party, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said, "You can do your best government look like it doesn't work when you stop it from working... You can do your best to make government look incompetent through your incompetence... Today, a political minority in the house that condemns government and begged for this shutdown has had its day. But like all the reckless and extremist factions that have come before it, their day will pass. And our democracy will return to the important work that we have already chosen to do together."
View the five-minute speech online.