Prominent Democrats rebuke Pelosi for calling tax bonuses "crumbs"

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)’: “I would not describe it as crumbs,” Ellison told Business Insider. ‘The income inequality is so bad that if you could pick up 1,000 or 900 bucks, maybe it helps.”

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: “I recognize that something was in there. And where I come from, anything makes a difference,” Luján told CNN.

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY): “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all,” Crowley said at a press conference.