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Santelli praises Sen. Cruz for not being 'Borg'

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
Santelli praises Sen. Cruz for not being 'Borg'
Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
CNBC's Rick Santelli dismisses arguments by some in the GOP, as summarized by Becky Quick, that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's insistence on defunding Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown and a downgrade of the nation's credit rating just when the economy is beginning to show signs of life.

On "Squawk Box" Tuesday morning, Rick Santelli got animated when Joe Kernen and Becky Quick recount arguments from some in the GOP that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's brinkmanship over Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown or credit rating downgrade.

"So everybody's upset that we have a couple of senators that actually have an opinion. They're not like the Borg where they're all supposed to have the same ideas." (The Borg are an alien race appearing in various "Star Trek" series known for "assimilating" others into their "hive mind.")

Becky's response: "Why are you yelling at me like this is my argument?"

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