Ted Cruz Blasts Notion Sebelius Resigned Because Obamacare Succeeded
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration.
Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United, Cruz joined other potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders at the event the day after Sebelius left the administration after the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
Cruz said that if people listen to Democrats or the mainstream press (Cruz apologized for repeating himself – to much laughter), "they will tell you that you cannot stop Obamacare."
Cruz noted that liberals like Ezra Klein have tried to spin that Sebelius resigned as "a result of Obamacare's success." The White House even re-tweeted Klein's spin.
"Well if that's true, then I hope every Democrat will follow her path and resign as well," Cruz said.
After vowing to "repeal every single word of Obamacare," Cruz said he was energized by the conservative grassroots that have stood up with him against the law. As he has repeatedly done, Cruz likened today's conservatives to those that supported Ronald Reagan in the 1970s. Reagan, as Cruz noted, was despised by the mainstream press and the Republican establishment in Washington, but he persevered to win the nomination and election and eventually got the country out of Jimmy Carter's stagnation and spurred the economy enough to defeat the Soviet Union and win the Cold War without firing a bullet.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally stated that the New Hampshire Freedom Summit was organized by Americans for Prosperity. The Summit, however, was a 501c(3) event put on by an AFP sister organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Breitbart News has corrected the error.