Cruz has been speaking out against funding ObamaCare for more than 14 hours as a way to encourage his colleagues not to allow a government funding bill that includes spending for ObamaCare.
The government will shut down Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't approve some form of government funding measure.
Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP loses top Senate contenders How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy MORE (R-Fla.) prompted Cruz’s comparison by saying the lack of urgency in the Senate to stop ObamaCare is like watching a horror movie.
“This lack of urgency about these issues is puzzling,” Rubio said. “It feels like those horror movies when you keep screaming at the screen, ‘Don’t go in there.’ You know what happens in those horror movies: The bad guy is behind the door.”
Cruz said an argument could be made that ObamaCare is more like movie serial killer Jason because the law is a “job killer.” But he also said the law could be more like Freddy because union bosses have compared it to a “nightmare” for Americans.