Ted Cruz

GOP Leaders Blame Cruz For Shutdown

Cruz says he is still committed to "stop the train wreck that is Obamacare"

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Republican leaders piled blame on freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for failed tactics that forced a U.S. government shutdown, but Cruz remained defiant.

"I would do anything and I will continue to do anything I can to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare," Cruz told ABC's "This Week," when asked whether he would rule out pushing the government to the brink of another shutdown in January unless the Affordable Care Act is defunded.

"Have a little bit of self-restraint," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on the same program in a message to Cruz.