"How do you explain to the American people that today Congress will go into an August recess and after more than six months of this Congress, this Republican Congress, we still have no jobs bill, we have no budget bill, and we have the threat of shutting down government and not raising the debt ceiling, without repealing the Affordable Care Act?
"This was a do-nothing Congress, now it has gone to something worse. It's an aimless Congress, that is falling into chaos. It's a make-matters-worse Congress.
"We should not leave until we address the challenges that we face. As soon as we arrive back here in September, where we will have 8 or 9 legislative days in September, we're faced with the deadline of the end of the fiscal year.
"How can we explain to the American people why we are leaving here now not having done our work?"