Late on Oct 2nd, word leaked that during a Senate Republican caucus, Ted Cruz was blasted by his colleagues.
Congressman Nunes of California (Republican) who was on CNN said there are 200 Republicans in the House who want to end the shutdown. President Obama noted that a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives would end the shutdown. Republican Nunes actually said that now the House Republicans have "lit themselves on fire and and jumped into the valley of death" and they have to stick together.
Against the will of the American people, against the will of the Senate AND against the will of the House, about 30 Republican Members of the House are undermining the economy and democracy of the United States and the Institution of American government. Those 30 House Members are able to do that because the fabulously wealthy plutocrats can enforce their will with their money.