Sen. Ted Cruz Says He’s Consistently Opposed Government Shutdowns, But Is That True?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensJanuary 24, 2018 10:36 am,

In an interview with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that he’s consistently opposed government shutdowns.

“We should not be shutting the government down,” he said. “I have consistently opposed shutdowns. In 2013, I said we shouldn’t shut the government down. Indeed, I went to the Senate floor repeatedly asking unanimous consent to reopen the government.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Sen. Cruz’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Jen Rice.