Ted Cruz has fought the corrupt Washington culture since his days in the Bush administration. He is a stalwart of truth and justice and the rule of law.
He is a strict constitutionalist and is a highly regarded legal scholar. He was on the short list and it was rumored Trump gauged his interest in a seat on the Supreme Court.
According to reports, Cruz thought he could do more to help Trump’s agenda (and Trump agreed) in the Senate. So while it may have shocked some, it should come as no surprise that he issued a stern warning to Ryan and house republicans over portions of the Obamacare repeal bill.
Cruz went on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” yesterday. And Cruz did not hold back. He said if the Republicans and President Donald Trump repeal and replace Obamacare and premiums continue to rise “people will be ready to tar and feather us in the streets.”
Cruz said,” my biggest concern with the House bill is it doesn’t lower premiums.”
He added, “If Republicans hold a big press conference and pat ourselves on the back that we have repealed Obamacare, and everyone’s premiums keep going up, people will be ready to tar and feather us in the streets and quite rightly.”
That said Ted Cruz knows the bill is not finished yet. The bill still needs to go through the Senate and all its committees and rules. The Senate is a weird legislative body and the bill will need to be wrangled through it, as most controversial bills are.
Most observers believe the bill will get through because it will be politically damaging to republicans if they don’t pass something. But as Cruz points out if they make it worse, the consequences will be far-reaching.
As Crus said, “healthcare reform is a big fat negotiation.” Before adding, “if we lower premiums, that’s a victory for the American people.”
Correct but the tar and feathering remain an option if you don’t.