On Monday, after asking for unanimous consent on a 60-vote threshold on the House bill that funds the government except for Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the ruling class should not fund Obamacare by "brute force."
Cruz said Obamacare was forced into law over three years ago by a "strict party-line vote" and by "straight brute force," but it "shouldn't be funded that way," even though that is what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to do.
"That's not the way this institution should proceed," Cruz said. "A 60-vote threshold does not require the Majority Leader to get a great many Republican votes, but it does require that he get a few. That he cannot simply do it with the votes of only the Democrats in this body."