WASHINGTON, DC — Last night U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Sean Hannity on Fox News to give their reaction to the deal struck by the Senate that fails to provide relief from Obamacare to the American people.
Excerpts from Sen. Cruz:
“This is a lousy deal for the American people. This is sadly a classic instance of the Washington establishment selling the American people down the river. This deal does nothing for millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare… It is an unfortunate instance of the Washington establishment once again not listening to the American people.
“If Senate Republicans had united and supported House Republicans, supported the American people, we could have had a different outcome, but instead Senate Republicans divided and, in fact, actively and aggressively attacked House Republicans, attacked the effort to defund Obamacare and that’s what led to the lousy deal.
“There is reason to take heart and be encouraged. This deal was a lousy deal. But if you look at what was accomplished, a couple of months ago the Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the American people would rise up in overwhelming numbers. The Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the House of Representatives would stand strong against Obamacare. And what we have seen in the last two months has been incredible… We’ve also seen a model that I think is the model going forward to defeat Obamacare to bring back jobs, economic growth, to abolish the IRS, to reign in out of control spending. And that model is empowering the American people. I remain inspired because the people all over the country who rose up and made DC listen, the House of Representatives listen. And I’m confident in time the United States Senate will as well.”