Rafael Cruz—father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who’s fast becoming a popular speaker on politically conservative issues—tore into the president’s policies over the weekend, pointedly declaring that “Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly.”
Cruz, 74, said “this administration has both their hands in your pocket; they’re going to take everything you have,” ABC News reports, noting the crowd’s passionate applause to Cruz’s compelling arguments at the conservative Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.
Near the end of his speech, he declared: “Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment to people who are in catastrophic circumstances.”
The elder Cruz, a Texas pastor, spoke without notes on other topics, including his imprisonment and torture in Cuba in the 1950s, making the most of his chance to make a better life for himself in America, and living by faith in the face of spiritual opposition, and responsibility to family.
Later this month, the elder Cruz is scheduled for a nationwide “Defund Obamacare Tour” organized by the Heritage Foundation.
Here’s a clip of Cruz’s rousing address: