Reacting to the failure of the Republican Party to fulfill a seven-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the real losers are the American people.
“The losers tonight are the millions of Americans who have been hurt under Obamacare,” Cruz told reporters late Thursday night. “The millions of Americans who’ve lost their jobs, who’ve been forced into part-time work, forced to work 28, 29 hours a week. Millions of Americans who’ve had their health insurance cancelled, who’ve lost their doctors, who’ve seen their premiums skyrocket. The six and a half million Americans each year who are fined by the IRS because they don’t make enough money to afford health insurance.”
“It’s the single moms. It’s the truck drivers. It’s the steel workers. It’s the working men and women who were left behind tonight,” Cruz said. “If you stand up and campaign and say ‘we’re going to repeal Obamacare,’ and you vote for Obamacare, those are not consistent.”
“Truth matters,” Cruz said. “The truth is Obamacare isn’t working. It’s hurting millions of Americans … I give my word, I will devote every waking moment I have to urging my colleagues ‘let’s tell the truth,’ and let’s simply do what we did, lower premiums, and make health insurance more affordable [for] everyone.”