When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets going. Taking to the Senate floor Tuesday, the freshman Tea Partier vowed to keep talking about the need to defund Obamacare until he is “no longer able to stand.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately shot down Cruz’s statement, which rang of an impending fillibuster, as counterproductive. “All it does is shut down the government and keep Obamacare funded, and none of us want that,” the minority leader said. Cruz’s crusade, which has thus far proved fruitless, aims to block the Senate from changing a bill that would strip funding for Obamacare.
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