Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) issued a harsh rebuke to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in response to comments he made earlier in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on "The Situation Room":
WOLF BLITZER: Senator Feinstein is joining us now from Capitol Hill. Senator, clearly you were insulted by what Senator Cruz said. Walk us through your thinking.
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Well, I just felt patronized. I felt he was somewhat arrogant about it. When you come from where I've come from and what you've seen, when you found a dead body and you put your finger in bullet holes, you really realize the impact of weapons. And then as you go up the technical ladder with these weapons, and they become more sophisticated, and more the product of a battlefield, and you've got these huge clips, or drums of 100 bullets out there that people can buy, when you see these weapons becoming attractive to grievance killers, people who take them into schools, into theaters, into malls, you wonder, does America really need these weapons? My answer to that is no. And so it's based on my experience. And I think — well, the bottom line is, we passed the bill out of committee by a vote of 10-8. The president has issued a very strong statement in support of it.