To be specific, Ted Cruz thinks Republicans should have accused Democrats of holding veterans and children hostage by insisting on Obamacare. Cruz spoke with Dana Bash on CNN.
“President Obama and the Democrats’ position throughout this is, ‘We will not negotiate, we will not compromise, shut it all down.’ That’s not a reasonable position,” he explained. “If Senate Republicans had united and supported House Republicans, if we had 46 Senate Republicans on television every day, in the media every day making the point, ‘Why won’t they fund the VA, why are they holding our veterans hostage? Why won’t they fund the NIH, why are they holding kids with illnesses hostage?’”
“That’s a fight we could win because their position was unreasonable.”