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Breaking from the typical collegial atmosphere of the Senate, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid continued to insult Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, condescendingly referring to the lawmaker while speaking to reporters as “the very junior senator from Texas.”

“We’ve known for years that the tea party has full control of the House,” the Nevada Democrat continued. “But now we understand they have full control of the Republican caucus here in the Senate.”

Reid’s comments come a day after attacking the freshman Republican as a “schoolyard bully.” The Democratic leader became frustrated with Cruz for objecting to starting the process of reconciling the House and Senate’s proposed budget over concerns about whether taxes or the debt ceiling will be increased.