CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking Back' Senate

September 25, 2013 - 6:30 PM
CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking Back' Senate

From the 25 September 2013 edition of CBS This Morning:

NORAH O'DONNELL: One of your colleagues, Senator [Ted] Cruz, has pulled an all-nighter. It's not a filibuster, because the fate of this is really already decided. Are you concerned about – that what your fellow senator is doing could hurt your party's chances of taking back the U.S. Senate?

SEN. BOB CORKER, (R), FOREIGN RELATIONS CMTE. RANKING MEMBER: We can do something relative to the individual mandate; that we can do something relative to the medical device tax. It's, obviously, the tactics that are being deployed – and, again, we'll see. I do-

O'DONNELL: But is Senator Cruz's speech going to do anything to help delay that for a year, which is the compromise that you guys are pushing for?

CHARLIE ROSE: Senator, no one doubts Senator Cruz's opposition to ObamaCare and desire to defund it. But some people are saying this is about personal ambition and being seen fighting for this, because it serves his own presidential ambitions.