(NEWSBUSTERS) CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield scolded two Republican congressmen for bringing the U.S. economy “to the brink,” and one of them retorted that she was giving them a “tirade.”

[W]hy connect the funding of the government, the entire U.S. economy, why bring it to this brink? Why not do it at all of the other times? All of the other 100-plus congresses have been able to fund the government,” Banfield asked Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).

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