Unlike many Republicans, Nunes is publicly criticizing some of his colleagues, calling them “lemmings with suicide vests” earlier this week.

When Nunes first started hearing of the strategy to shutdown the government in order to defund Obamacare, he did the math, and thought it couldn’t be done. Republicans didn’t have the 67 Senate votes needed to override a veto from the White House.

“It’s just a matter of math. It was a silly strategy from the beginning,” said Nunes.

The resulting government shutdown, said Nunes, is bad for the Republican party.

“It’s crazy. I don’t understand the whole point, the whole strategy. Most Americans don’t understand it,” said Nunes.