Fun fact: Peter King has never seen a camera he didn’t want to jump in front of.

Via Raw Story:

At least one Republican member of Congress is admitting that his party is to blame for shutting down the federal government.

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R) bucked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his party’s standard talking points and told host Chris Wallace that Republicans “are the ones who shut down the government.”

“I’m talking basically about Ted Cruz, who was saying if we voted in the House to defund Obamacare, he could manage to both keep the government open and defund Obamacare,” King explained. “The fact is, it was done in the House and the government is now closed and Obamacare is going forward. This was a strategy that never could work. It was almost sort of a nullification, to say we’re going to shut down the government if we don’t defund a law that we don’t like.” […]

“We are the ones who did shut the government down,” he insisted. “You don’t take the dramatic step of shutting down the government unless you have a real strategy.”

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