U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas Republican who angered GOP leaders in Washington with a push to defund the so-called Obamacare program, pledged Friday night to continue his fight — and said President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders will be to blame if the government shuts down in the resulting partisan stalemate.
“The only reason we might have a shutdown is if (U.S. Senate Democratic leader) Harry Reid and President Obama tell the House to go jump in a lake,” he said, insisting that he believes his push to cut funding for the controversial Affordable Care Act will continue in further votes.
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