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September 19, 2013

Sen. Cruz Walks Back Comments, Vows To Fight In The Senate

On Hannity's show, Sen. Cruz walked back his suggestion that it's unlikely anything can be done in the Senate to see that the House's CR passes with the defunding language intact:

"And I can guarantee you one thing. [Sen.] Mike [Lee (R-Utah)] and I are going to fight with every breath in our body. As Churchill said, we will fight on the beaches, we will fight on the streets. We will fight at every step to stop the biggest job killer in America."

We'll see. Drew says, "There's nothing Ted Cruz or anyone in the Senate minority can do about Reid's majority."

In any case, House leadership and Sens. Cruz and Lee will hold a joint press conference at 12:30 eastern that's being billed as "damage control" for the events of the past 24 hours. We certainly need it. I'll update this post if I can find streaming video of the presser.

Update - 12:33: The defunding presser is starting right now. It's streaming here.


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