Ted Cruz Would Shut Down The Military Before He Would Allow Funding For Obamacare (VIDEO)


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has some new ideas for how to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, he believes in abusing the filibuster to stop anything that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will do, and that includes filibustering a cloture vote on the House’s continuing resolution, which strips funding from the ACA. What he thinks the House should do next, if Sen. Reid doesn’t do what he wants, is start playing games with individual departments and force the Senate into a corner by seeing if they’re willing to shut down the military. In a discussion with Chris Wallace, of Fox News Sunday, Cruz said,

“If Harry Reid kills this bill in the Senate, I think the House should hold its ground, and should begin passing smaller continuing resolutions, one department at a time. It should start with a continuing resolution focused on the military. Fund the military, send it over, and let’s see if Harry Reid is willing to shut down the military just because he wants to force Obamacare on the American people.”