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September 24th, 2013
05:59 AM ET

Government Shutdown Six Days Away

Lawmakers must agree on a new spending plan in the next six days to keep the federal government up-and-running, CNN's Dana Bash reports.

It’s a family feud that affects every family in the country, at only 6 days till a government shutdown, one member of the figuratively broken GOP family, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is breaking away from his broken home and gathering support in order to filibuster Obamacare, which would all but guarantee a government shutdown if it succeeds.

To eradicate the healthcare law, Cruz says, “that should be our priority, not simply continuing business as usual in Washington.”

Republican Peter King called him a fraud.

King said, "The issues are too important, too serious. They require real solutions not headline cheap headline hunting schemes."

In the Democratic led Senate, the votes are not there, and some of Cruz' GOP colleagues are so miffed it has gotten really personal. GOP Senator Bob Corker tweeted:

"I didn't go to Harvard or Princeton (the schools Cruz graduated from), but I can count."

Among many grass roots conservatives, Cruz is a hero.  But in the Senate, run on relationships, he's rubbed GOP veterans the wrong way.

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