Cruz: Syria, Obamacare Symptoms of ‘Lawless’ Administration


Speaking to radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is pushing fellow conservative lawmakers to support his campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act, said Republicans have “gotta sit down and figure out just who we are, where we are, and where we’re going.”

His comments suggested that both Obamacare and the unfolding events in Syria should serve as rallying point for members of his party, and, depending on the GOP’s course of action, the next few months could be a watershed moment for the party, similar to the 1995 government shutdown.

That government shutdown was prompted by a conflict between then-President Bill Clinton and Republicans in Congress over funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health in the 1996 federal budget. Clinton vetoed the spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress sent him, and as a result, the government suspended non-essential services for 28 days.