Cruz said during his 21-hour floor speech, that he suspected that the same pundits who say defunding ObamaCare can’t be done would have been the same people that in the 1940s said the United States could not defeat the Nazis.
Reid is expected to advance H.J.Res. 59 with an amendment to remove the House language that defunds ObamaCare. A vote to end debate on the motion to proceed is expected around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The government will shut down Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't approve some form of government funding measure.
Cruz criticized some Republicans for going along with advancing the measure despite knowing what Reid has planned. He said they weren’t doing enough to stop the healthcare law.
McCain defended Republican efforts to stop ObamaCare back in 2009, when the law was passed.
“I’m proud of the effort that we made and frankly the other side allowed that debate to take place,” McCain said. “So to somehow alleged that many of us haven’t fought hard enough, I think doesn’t comport with the actual action that took place on the floor of the Senate.”