Cruz: ‘Reid Affirmatively Wants a Shutdown’
Senator Ted Cruz, one of the key figures in the efforts to tie an anti-Obamacare initiative to the continuing resolution, said today that he thinks Senate majority leader Harry Reid wants a government shutdown.
“Harry Reid affirmatively wants a government shutdown,” Cruz told CNN in an interview tonight. “I think that’s unfortunate.”
“We’re seeing right now the House is compromising a third time . . . and Harry Reid has said, ‘whatever you do, I won’t talk to you, I won’t compromise, my absolutest position is if every bit of Obamacare isn’t funded, I’m shutting the federal government down.’”
Cruz also said he didn’t want to see a government shutdown.