Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that he would not rule out pushing the federal government to shut down again in order to defund the health care law.
“I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything I can, to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare,” Cruz told ABC News when asked if he would block government funding in order to take down the Affordable Care Act.
Cruz only said that he intended to continue to fight Obamacare.
“What I intend to do is continue to stand with the American people working to stop Obamacare,” Cruz said. “Washington focuses on the politics all day long. That’s what this town does, but what we saw in the deal last night, is that the U.S. Senate is not concerned about all the people out of a job, all the people in part-time work, all the people whose health insurance premiums are skyrocketing, all the people who are losing their health insurance, and that’s happening because of Obamacare.”
Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), however, dismissed the possibility of another government shutdown. McCain said he could “guarantee” that the government would not close again.