Media Recap of Cruz’s Republican Government Shutdown Threat


How did the media take Senator Cruz’s ultimatum and threat of another Republican Government Shutdown?

From POLITICO:

The tea party hero, who aggressively pushed the anti-Obamacare strategy that spurred last year’s 16-day government shutdown, has seized on immigration executive moves…Cruz indicated Tuesday that he still wanted to target the issue this month.

“I think we should use any and all means necessary…” Cruz said…

From Buzzfeed:

…a group of Republicans called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote that would stop any expansion of the 2012 program that gave legal status to some undocumented immigrants.

The dynamic sets up a potentially familiar one as last year

The bill “certainly…would be appropriate to include” in a continuing resolution, Cruz said. “I think we should use every tool at our disposal.”

From The Hill:

Setting up a possible confrontation over the funding measure that would keep government open beyond September, Cruz declined to rule out opposing the stopgap if it allows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue.

From The Huffington Post:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday fed speculation he might try to force a government shutdown in an effort to end deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

…Cruz is clearly hoping to raise a ruckus to push for a vote on his DACA measure.

From Reuters:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday fed speculation he might try to force a government shutdown in an effort to end deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

…[he] would not rule out trying to link the issue to a resolution funding the federal government…Cruz led last year’s effort…leading to an unpopular 16-day government shutdown…

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This threat is not something the American people can afford.

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