Sen. Ted Cruz criticized members of his own party Wednesday after he said they wasted a “remarkable victory” by making a deal with Democrats.
CNN’s Dana Bush, however, pointed out that Cruz had little to show for his oppositional efforts, noting especially that Obamacare had continued without delay.
Cruz disagreed, noting that the House of Representatives took a stand against Obamacare, which in itself was a victory.
“I would point out that had Senate Republicans united and supported House Republicans,” Cruz said, “the outcome of this, I believe, would have been very, very different.”
Some Republicans have criticized Cruz for his statements, questioning his strategy and arguing that it was unrealistic to believe that the Senate and White House would agree to defunding healthcare.
Others are concerned that the Republican party will be blamed for the government shutdown, which seems to be the general consensus in polls.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor the same day, telling Republicans that it was time to move on, though it seems Cruz did not heed his advice.