Sen. Bob Corker's weekend comment that the White House is an "adult day care center" was turned against him on Tuesday by a House Republican from his home state, who said the Senate is an adult day care center.
"Look, if you talk about an adult day care center, I'm sorry, but I think the Senate is an adult day care center," House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., said on the Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday.
"They can't get anything done over there," she said. "We've been waiting for repeal and replace, you voted for it 60 times, and you tell me you can't give me a product to at least give to us so we can get a conference?"
Both Black and Corker are Tennessee Republicans, and her reply is the latest sign that she and other Republicans aren't shy when it comes to defending Trump against complaints from within the party. Corker has said he would not run again in 2018, and has indicated he's frustrated with the Trump administration.
Despite Black's response, she made it clear that Republicans should look for ways to stop criticizing each other in public.
"I'm not sure that those kinds of things in the media really help us get to be able to get to where we need to be," she said. "I'm not sure that all of this throwing these words back and forth to one another are really very helpful."
Corker's war of words with Trump has drawn the attention of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who said Corker should resign for charging Trump with leading the U.S. into "World War III."
"If Bob Corker had any honor or decency, he should resign immediately," Bannon said Sunday.