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Reid: Cruz 2016 'Would Be End Of The Republican Party'

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“If I didn’t care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party,” Reid told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

"He stands for everything America doesn't," Reid added.

Democrats have boasted recently that Cruz has only done them favors. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said last month that the Texas Republican's 21-hour talkathon aimed at defunding Obamacare "advanced our cause."

After the government shutdown came to an end earlier this month, Reid said Cruz "can't talk down to anyone anymore."