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Rick Santorum Says Sen. Ted Cruz Did 'More Harm Than Good' In Push to Defund Obamacare (Video)

| by Emily Smith

Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for his role in the government shutdown, saying Cruz did more harm than good.

Santorum argued his case on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, making it clear that Cruz is not a leading figure in the conservative movement and has hurt the party in his efforts to defund Obamacare.

 “I think it was not his objective,” Santorum said of Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare. “I think his objective was a laudable one.”

Instead, Cruz’s mistake was in his planning. Santorum noting that his objective wasn’t entirely clear.

Previously, Santorum supported the shutdown and Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare before it took place.

“It’s too soon to tell whether the strategy has worked or not,” Santorum said in September, “will it move the debate this way?”

Sources: The Blaze, TPM