From Sen. Ted Cruz: "Today, the shutdown caused by the Democrats and President Obama continues because they have both refused to negotiate with us (the Republicans who have demanded negotiations on spending and Obamacare, but who did NOT cause this shutdown. Even though the House did not accept the Continuing Resolution sent by our Chamber, which fully funded Obamacare, it is those Democrats who have caused this crisis, not us. Their statements that Obamacare is settled law, passed by both Houses of Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court are laughable and patently kind of false - ish. I fully expect for us Republicans to continue fueling this shutdown with our customary distortions and outright lies, but simultaneously, in our now famous balancing of truth and innuendo on a fulcrum of absurdity, we shall continue to deny any responsibility for it (while questioning the courage and integrity of anyone who dares challenge what we say. Texas Forever!!"