Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is standing firm in his fight against ObamaCare, undeterred by party elders and poll numbers that suggest his unflinching crusade against the president’s signature legislative accomplishment has badly bruised the Republican Party’s national brand.

The Texas senator was the unquestioned focus of Sunday morning’s talk shows, sitting for a pair of interviews himself and providing fodder for nearly every lawmaker interviewed.

Echoing the determination he voiced in Senate hallways and in secret meetings with House Republicans throughout the shutdown, Cruz said he was “not remotely” upset that party leaders had chastised him over a legislative strategy many believe forced the 16-day government shutdown.

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