In their letter, the Senate Democrats suggested Obama might have to take what would be an explosive action because of the inability of Boehner and McConnell to control their conferences. “It is hard to imagine that the speaker and Leader McConnell would really follow through on their threat to let our nation default on its debts. They are responsible leaders who know better,” the Democratic senators wrote. “Sadly, some of their Republican colleagues do not.”
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.