Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks President Obama should apologize to Americans who lost their health insurance during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who’ve had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare, to look in the camera and say, “I’m sorry. I told you if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it,'” Cruz said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
The junior senator from Texas then said that the apology would not be enough.
“If you’re really sorry, you don’t just say you’re sorry. You actually do something to fix the problem,” he said, “The pattern we’ve seen over and over again with this president is he says … he’s sorry and he expresses outrage but then he doesn’t fix the problem. He keeps doing it over and over again.”
Cruz also said that Obama should address his economic policies.
“And if President Obama wants to give an honest, candid State of the Union address this week, he’ll address the fact that his economic policies are not working and that they’re exacerbating income inequality,” he said. “They’re hurting the people who are struggling the most.”
Obama offered an apology in November, explaining that he should have been more precise in his campaign to pass the law.
“I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me,” Obama told NBC News.
Watch the video of Cruz via National Review: