Gov't Shutdown Blamed on 'Cruzites' - 'Anarchist, Radical Libertarians'

By Eric Scheiner | October 1, 2013 | 12:32 PM EDT

( - Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has blamed the government shutdown on politicians like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), calling them “Cruzites.”

DeFazio took the House floor Tuesday afternoon and offered up his definition of a “Cruzite”.

“Shutting down the government –pretty radical. But we are really dealing here with for short –Cruzites, or I guess I would call them - they’re sort of anarchist, radical, libertarians who don’t believe in government,” DeFazio said.

“They don’t believe in evolution they believe in devolution – devolve all the duties to the states,” DeFazio continued. “Dissolve the Union essentially. Go to some loose federalism and we’ll reach some ideal point somehow."

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