So you can see why it is especially galling for a liberal when a Tea Party type calls them out for their transparent, grandstanding self-aggrandizement.
Christen Varley, president of the Greater Boston Tea Party, took a jab at McGovern’s hunger strike, saying: “He should have stopped eating in June. He’s as chunky as I am. He can afford to stop eating for a couple days.”
McGovern said Varley’s snarky response was disappointing. “To trivialize the impact of these cuts is really is unconscionable,” he said.