Democratic senator Sherrod Brown is subtly accusing President Barack Obama of sexism in his attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren, also a Democrat.
"I think the president was disrespectful to her by the way he did that...made this more personal," Brown told reporters.
"I think referring to her as her first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps--I've said enough."
As GOP strategist Rory Cooper noted, "Sherrod Brown accuses President Obama of sexism towards the head of the Democratic Party."
Warren was staunchly (and publicly) opposed to President Obama's trade bill. Obama criticized her position in a series of interviews.
"The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else," the president said in a recent interview with Yahoo! News. "And, you know, she's got a voice that she wants to get out there, and I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don't stand the test of fact and scrutiny."