President Obama has engaged in "class warfare" in pushing for a partial extension of the Bush tax cuts only on earnings under $250,000, according to Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who chairs the Republican Party's Senate campaign arm.


"President Obama himself has engaged in class warfare trying to separate Americans on an issue like taxes, where we ought not to raise taxes on anyone during a time of fragile recovery on an issue like taxes, where we gought noto not raise taxs on anyone during a time of fragile recovery," Cornyn said.

Speaking during a joint event at with his Democratic counterpart, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, at the National Press Club this afternoon, Cornyn also accused Demcorats of demonizing the Tea Party.

Democrats have been "calling some of these participants in the process guaranteed by the First Amendment by the Constitution to redress their government on their grievances, and they're demonizing members of the Tea Party movement," Cornyn said.