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Cruz: Senate GOP The 'Single Most-Damaging Thing' For Republicans In 2014

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Ever since Congress approved the bill that re-opened the government and raised the debt ceiling but did not strike at the health care law, the freshman senator has contended that it was lack of party unity that doomed the defunding effort.

He compared the Senate GOP last week to an "air force bombing our own troops" and, in an interview published Saturday, he urged conservatives to hold his fellow Republicans "accountable" for opposing the defunding campaign.

"The single-most damaging thing that has happened to Republicans for 2014 is all of the Senate Republicans coming out, attacking the House Republicans, attacking those pushing the effort to defund Obamacare and lining themselves up opposite of the American people," Cruz said in the interview with CNN.