Reid said “radicals” and “extremists” within the Republican Party are threatening a government shutdown if they insist on defunding ObamaCare in a resolution to fund the government. 

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On Friday, the House passed a spending bill that would last through mid-December, but also that defunds the president’s signature healthcare law. Senate Democrats have said that bill will go nowhere.

“The reviews are in and they’re universal that the ransom being demanded by House Republicans to keep the government funded are unacceptable,” Reid said. “Are extremist Republicans really willing to shutdown the government? Only time will tell.”

Reid is planning to advance H.J. Res. 59 in the Senate this week and strip out the language that defunds ObamaCare. That will send the measure back to the House, where it’s unclear whether Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate MORE (R-Ohio) will allow the measure to pass.

Lawmakers have to reach a deal by Oct. 1 — the start of the new fiscal year — or else the government will shut down.

Reid said the Senate would move as quickly as "Tea Party Republicans" will allow on passing a spending resolution.

Reid tried to get a unanimous consent agreement to consider a handful of executive branch nominees, but Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE (R-Texas) objected. Cruz along with Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Utah) have threatened to filibuster the spending resolution if the majority leader removes the ObamaCare language.