Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that he had prayed to God to guide him in the shutdown fight and was sure that "his will be done as I know it will be."
Televangelist Pat Robertson opened Monday's edition of The 700 Club by describing the Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline as a "countdown to Armageddon."
"The Democrats, instead of holding spending down, now say, 'We want freedom to spend more, we've got to spend more,'" Robertson explained. "They need a fix. It's like a heroin addict, you've got to have your fix. And they need a fix. So, they want the sequester taken away as a price for re-opening the government. It is shocking!"
"This is crazy," he added. "What we're looking at is a party of people who are spendoholics: $17 trillion in debt, ladies and gentlemen. It's insupportable. The interest on the debt is going to be mounting and encompass the entire federal budget pretty soon. Something's got to be done."