Ted Cruz’s Response about Gov’t Shutdown ‘Mistake’ Annoys Interviewer — But Senator Seems to Relish the Friction

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave an interview to ABC’s Jonathan Karl for “This Week” on Sunday. One of the more memorable exchanges came after Karl offered that now that he’s had some time to think about it, was Cruz prepared to finally admit that perhaps October’s government shutdown was a “mistake.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (Image source: ABC News via YouTube)

Cruz’s response likely will cause liberals to scream in anger and conservatives to smile in delight:

“I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.

An incredulous Karl jumped back into the discussion, sparring with Cruz before finally shaking his head and exclaiming, “Come on!” in thinly veiled frustration.

With that Cruz launched back into his philosophy regarding the Obamacare “train wreck” and peppered Karl with facts and anecdotes about the his positions he and other Republicans stood firmly on last fall.

Check out the clip here:

(H/T: Mediaite)