Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) for his role in the partial government shutdown earlier this month, saying Cruz “did more harm” than good by trying to rally support to defund Obamacare.

Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz Didnt Plan Well, Did More Harm Than Good with Push to Defund Obamacare

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“I would say that in the end he did more harm,” Santorum noted during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “I think it was not his objective. I think his objective was a laudable one.”

But still, Santorum said, Cruz’s objective wasn’t planned well enough.

“I think he didn’t do a very good job in pointing [his objective] out,” Santorum said. “It’s one thing to have a goal, and another thing to have a plan to get you to that goal, and he didn’t figure that out.”

Prior to the shutdown Santorum backed Cruz’s plan to place anti-Obamacare measures into the government funding bill: “It’s too soon to tell whether the strategy has worked or not, will it move the debate this way? But I think that’s really ultimately, what I think Ted’s is trying to accomplish and I think he’s certainly is pulling out all the bullets to get it done,” Santorum told CNN in September, notes the Huffington Post.

Here’s a report from NBC News via Newsy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(H/T: The Huffington Post)