CHRIS WALLACE: But you’re willing to shut down departments and you’re willing to take the backlash? I mean, it didn’t work very well with Obamacare, sir.CRUZ: Well, let me point on you, you notice, at the time, you and a lot of folks in the press said what a disaster it was to stand up and fight on Obamacare. That it was going to cost Republicans the majority. It was going to cost seats.Let me point out, we just had an historic election where we won. It’s going to end up being nine seats in the Senate. We retired Harry Reid. We’ve got the biggest majority in the House since the 1920s. And the number one issue that candidates campaigned on was Obamacare.Now, listen, it was a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown, but it was not a mistake for Republicans to stand up and fight on Obamacare. And not only did the disaster that a lot of folks predicted not happen, it was the biggest victory we’ve had in a long time. Republicans need to actually do what we say we will do, and not just have a lot of empty smoke.
November 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM EST