Ted Cruz dings Paul Ryan for calling shutdown 'suicide mission' in his book

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s comments that the government shutdown in 2013 was a “suicide mission” by Republicans aren’t “beneficial.”

“I like Paul Ryan, he’s a good man,” Cruz in an interview with the Tea Party News Network. “I will say I don’t think it is beneficial when Republican leadership throws rocks at conservatives — at conservative activists across this country.”

Cruz calls it a “lie” that is “simply not true” that Republican shut down the government.