Cruz won’t rule out another shutdown

October 17, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday that he will continue to do whatever is necessary to stop the Affordable Care Act.

"I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare," Cruz said.

Pressed explicitly on whether he would rule out another shutdown, Cruz deflected and said he didn't want to game out future debates.

"What I intend to do is continue to stand with the American people working to stop Obamacare," Cruz said, repeating the phrase when pressed again.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Thursday that the government will not shut down during the next round of budget talks in January.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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Aaron Blake · October 17, 2013