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Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" invites U.S. Representative Peter King to share his thoughts on the ongoing government shutdown, and the rapidly approaching debt ceiling deadline.
Joining Piers Morgan from Washington, D.C., the former Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security pulls few punches when expressing his dissatisfaction with the recent tactics employed by Ted Cruz.
"I lay almost all of it at his feet because he's the one who started this," says King, when asked how much blame he personally places on the Republican Senator from Texas. "Ted Cruz is the one behind it, and I've said from the start he was a fraud, because this strategy never had a chance to work, he knew it wasn't going to work...this was just a stunt by him, and as a result of that, the country is on the verge of default and the government is shut down."
As the host suggests that Cruz's plan is a symbol of the GOP's new guard trying to establish itself, even potentially with an eye towards the 2016 presidential election, King denounces the attempt as entirely flawed:
"The fact is, if you come up with a strategy that's going to shutdown the government of the United States, and you have no way of winning, you're either a fraud, or you're totally incompetent. So he can have his choice as to what he is."
Tune in at 9 for the full interview with Peter King, as the Republican from New York says of Cruz, "we have to go after him...we are not going to allow Ted Cruz to hijack this party, and bring the country to the edge of ruin. It's just wrong."
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