Sen. Ted Cruz (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in an interview set to air Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) did what he did during the government shutdown because he wants to run for president.

"In an effort to help him run for president, he has done some stuff that’s really damaging to our country," Reid told Univision, according to an advance transcript. "He’s been attempting to raise money. And who has he hurt? He has hurt average Americans. The government being shutdown for 14 or 15 days, that has been very hurtful to people. Not only the people that work for government, but the people who work around government."