Cruz on Obamacare ‘Skinny’ Repeal Failure: Many Americans ‘Feel a Sense of Betrayal’


Early Friday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to his party’s inability to pass the so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare after his colleague Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) unexpectedly sided with the Democratic leadership to oppose that effort. Cruz told reporters that many Americans would “feel a sense of betrayal” in the wake of this vote. “And you know, there are going to be a great many Americans who tonight feel a sense of betrayal — feel a sense of betrayal that politicians stood up and made a promise,” Cruz said. “I’ll tell you this — if you stand up and campaign and say we’re going to repeal Obamacare, and you vote Obamacare — those are not consistent. And the American people are entirely justified in saying any politician who told me that who voted the other way didn’t tell me the truth.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor