On Tuesday at the “Exempt America” rally in Washington, D.C., Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Obamacare needed to be defunded because it is a job-killer that is not working. “Obamacare is a disaster,” Cruz said. “This thing ain’t working.”
Cruz, along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), has insisted that House Republicans pass a resolution that funds the government except for Obamacare. He argues conservatives should “win the argument” by convincing Americans that President Barack Obama and Democrats would rather shut down the government than give the same exemptions they gave to big businesses and special interest groups to all Americans.
“President Obama is busy giving exemptions to all the favored groups in Washington,” Cruz said, noting members of Congress and big businesses have received exemptions and unions are now asking for theirs. “How about an exemption for hard-working families?”
Cruz said the grassroots are stronger than before, and politics is no longer being played by the old rules. He also blasted House Republicans who wanted to use procedural tricks to make it seem like they are trying to defund Obamacare with the full knowledge that Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) would later strip out the provisions. Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle obtained a document that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) distributed to lay out such a strategy.
Cruz, though, said the one great thing about America is that sovereignty is not vested in Washington but instead resides in “We the people.”
The “Exempt America” rally was a culmination of a multi-state tour organized by Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica. Breitbart News provided exclusive programming of the event.