Ted Cruz Backs House GOP’s Temporary Debt-Limit Plan

October 10, 2013 10:00 am

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that he supported the House GOP’s plan for a temporary debt-limit increase, hoping it would help refocus the government shutdown debate on stopping Obamacare.

“My understanding is that this is being driven by House conservatives who are quite reasonably saying listen, let’s focus on Obamacare, on winning the fight on Obamacare, on helping remedy the enormous harms Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans, and let’s push the debt ceiling a little further down the road so that it doesn’t distract us from the fight we’re right in the middle of now,” the senator said on KYFO.

“That is understandable. There is nothing that is going to impact jobs, or economic growth or even the debt more than Obamacare and stopping this job-killing legislation. So I think that is a focus that makes a lot of sense.”

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