Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Wednesday he does not think the debate over ObamaCare will lead to a government shutdown, but one could still happen if Republicans and Democrats cannot come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling.
In an interview on CNBC, he said that while he has no love for Obamacare, he does not agree with the tactics some Republicans, including Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas, are using in an attempt to derail it.
Cruz is trying to cut funding for the health care law and he and other opponents have been speaking nonstop the Senate floor. (Read more: Cruz ends 21-hour Obamacare speech)
Corker mocked the Ivy League-educated Cruz last week on Twitter, saying "I didn't go to Harvard or Princeton but I can count—the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position."
In the interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Corker said most House Republicans know by now that defunding Obamacare entirely is "not in the cards." He said legislators are beginning try to tackle its most problematic details that could lead to abuses, including a provision giving subsidies to "workers" without requiring any proof they are actually employed, and another that, in effect, allows people to delay paying for insurance until they get sick or injured.