Two House Democrats on Thursday pointed fingers at Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall MORE (R-Texas) for the cancellation of the vote on the GOP border bill, which has delayed the start of the five-week-long August recess.

House Republican leaders pulled the $656 million bill after they were unable to attract enough votes from conservative members of their caucus.

Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanDem lawmaker: Why do we allow presidents from 's---hole companies' like Trump Org? Dems rail against Trump after global warming tweet Congress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen MORE (D-Wis.) suggested in a tweet afterward that Cruz is responsible for the divide in GOP support on the bill.

Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesHouse Intel Dem: Bannon asserted ‘very novel’ definition of executive privilege during testimony Trump button tweet sparks backlash Intel Dem: Congress needs to speak with one voice on how Russia interfered MORE (D-Conn.) later tweeted a rhyme that said the “rest of the day is up to Ted Cruz.”

A group of House conservatives met with Cruz on Wednesday night, and afterwards said they would oppose the GOP border bill unless it ended President Obama's deferred deportation program.

Without that provision, Cruz argued the bill wouldn’t reduce the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally from Central America. The border bill would also speed up processing and deportation, deploy National Guard troops to the border and increase the number of immigration judges handling asylum requests.

Lawmakers were scheduled to leave Washington for the annual August recess Thursday afternoon, but Republicans decided they would meet again on Friday morning after a vote on the border bill was canceled.