Cruz: Some Republicans only want political cover on Obamacare

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August 29, 2013

Ted Cruz
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that too many of his fellow Republicans are “scared” of his bid to defund Obamacare and are exaggerating the consequences of taking a stand during an upcoming budget showdown on Capitol Hill.

Calling intra-party divisions “unfortunate and disappointing,” the freshman Republican called out GOP lawmakers who have not backed a conservative-led strategy to cut off funds for the Affordable Care Act before the new fiscal year.

“Right now, far too many Republicans are scared of this fight,” Mr. Cruz told radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Senior Republicans have been reluctant to tie a short-term spending deal this September to the health care law, saying the public will blame them for threatening to shut down the government.
But Mr. Cruz said a brief government shutdown in the 1990s brought only “short-term political pain” for the Republican Party and years of balanced budgets for the federal government.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Sgtmajorbrad says:

    Gutless RINOs that are bought and paid for by special interest groups. Boehner is another Tom Delay only without the prison stripes. What’s the first thing a republican does when they’re elected: forget their constituents that put them in office and lose their spine!

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