Ted Cruz To Join Heritage Action’s ‘Defund Obamacare Tour’ In August

AP

Heritage Action for America announced Wednesday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will join the organization at a town hall in Dallas during Congress’s August recess to drum up support for defunding Obamacare. 

The nine-city “Defund Obamacare Tour” in August will feature Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz. 

“We want to hear directly from people in local communities who often suffer from Washington’s out-of-touch policies,” DeMint said in a press release. “Fortunately, Washington doesn’t have to win. We have an opportunity to change the direction of our nation by defunding Obamacare and advancing conservative policy solutions that will help place us back on the path toward fiscal responsibility.”

Cruz said earlier this week that the real push for defunding the national health care law will come from grassroots efforts, since Republicans in Congress are too “scared” to make the move.

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