Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he’s willing to mount a filibuster in order to defund ObamaCare but repeated Thursday that the burden ultimately lies with the House.
The comments came after Cruz told reporters that fully repealing the healthcare law will take another election, lowering expectations for a fight he’s stoked for months.
The likely presidential hopeful is under fire from House rank-and-file Republicans for putting the onus for defunding ObamaCare on the lower chamber.
House GOP lawmakers tweeted Wednesday night that Cruz is waving the “white flag” and “refusing to fight.”
At a press conference, Cruz sought to deflect charges that he’s washing his hands of the outcome by vowing to do “anything possible” in the Senate to kill the law’s funding.
“Any procedural means necessary,” Cruz said. When asked if a filibuster was possible, he said, “Yes, and everything else.”