Meet the Press   |  October 27, 2013

Santorum says Cruz’s shutdown efforts did harm

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did more harm than good with his efforts to defund Obamacare

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>> rick santorum , of course, you ran for president last go-around. we talk about ted cruz . it's an opportunity to see him pheasant hunting, which we don't want to miss that opportunity. to what extent do you think he's for president?

>> there isn't a leader in the republican party right now. that's part of the problem, that's part of the mess and the confusion. but that's always the way it is with a party out of power. you have lots of different faces and those faces, as we've seen, they come and they go.

>> is he doing more harm than good, more good than harm? come on, you can be up on that debate stage with him in iowa.

>> i would say in the end he did more harm. i think it was not his objective. i think his objective was a laudible one. i don't think he did a very good job and pointed it out. i think it's one thing to have a goal and a plan to get you to that goal.