Sen. Ted Cruz Brings Down the House at AFP “RightOnline”; Urges GOP Not to “Surrender” on ObamaCare – Video 8/31/13
Here is video of Sen. Ted Cruz speaking yesterday at the “Americans for Prosperity” RightOnline Conference where he challenged his fellow Republicans and Conservatives not to “Surrender” on ObamaCare.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is leading a conservative push to eliminate funding for PresidentBarack Obama’s new healthcare law, took his fight on Saturday to a forum of Republican activists where he challenged lawmakers in his party not to “surrender” on Obamacare.
Cruz, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, used a speech to an Americans for Prosperity conference in Orlando, Florida, to take to task those in his party who are wary of risking a possible government shutdown in an effort to fight Obama’s signature healthcare law.
“Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund Obama, sadly, are Republicans,” Cruz told several hundred activists. “Well, you know what: you lose 100 percent of the fight if you surrender at the outset.”
To loud applause, he added that Republicans should “stand up and win the argument.”
Congress, which returns to Washington on Sept. 9 after a summer break, faces two budget fights in quick succession.
Lawmakers must pass a spending bill by October 1 to avoid a government shutdown. By mid-October, they must pass an increase in the country’s borrowing limit or risk a default on the debt.
Cruz is among a group of conservative lawmakers who want to use the first showdown – over a bill to keep the government funded — to try to block Obamacare. . . . Read More