Cruz: Republicans Are Too ‘Scared’ To Defund Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that the GOP has a chance to defund Obamacare within 60 days — if only the GOP establishment would get behind the idea.

“The problem right now is we don’t have Republicans willing to stand up and do this,” Cruz told the conservative radio program “The Andrea Tantaros Show.” “We need 41 Republicans in the Senate or 218 Republicans in the House, to stand together, to join me, to join Mike Lee, to join Marco Rubio, all of whom have said, we will not vote for a single continuing resolution that funds even a penny of ObamaCare.”

Cruz told the radio program that he believes some Republicans are too “scared” of the left’s criticism that defunding the national health care law entails shutting down the federal government.

“The next step is that Harry Reid and President Obama will scream and yell that the mean, nasty Republicans are trying to shut down the federal government in order to defund Obamacare,” he said. “And then what we need to have happen is for Republicans to stand together, for us to say, ‘No, we’re perfectly happy to fund the federal government.'”

[h/t NBC News]

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