Who said Cookie Jar?

Republicans were;

“Caught with their hands in the cookie jar” by tea-party activists whom the GOP leaders could not stand up to.

Harry Reid referring to the Republicans who had earmarks in the defeated $1.1 trillion spending bill. The defeat of this bill was attributed to the direct influence of the Tea Party.

It is an important moment for conservative activist everywhere. $1 billion of the bill was to begin implementing the healthcare law.