The freshman (in the news for describing the Republican health care plan as don't get sick and if you do get sick, just die quickly) took a turn of phrase originated by Safire and associated with Agnew in his attacks on the press, and turned it right back against the Republicans.
It's a weird world. The Republicans are the party of don't-cut-Medicare. A Democrat is using a phrase from Safire/Agnew.
Life in the sausage factory.