Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has been one of the leading proponents of defunding Obamacare, said establishment politicians in Washington, D.C. are “scared to death” of the grassroots because they do not want to be held accountable.
Speaking with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News’s broadcast of the Exempt America rally on Tuesday, Cruz, as he often does on the stump, spoke of the “paradigm shift” that has coincided with the rise of the grassroots in American politics, which he said has changed the playing field on which politics is played.
He urged opponents of Obamacare to get millions more Americans to rise up and sign the petition at “dontfundit.com” in addition to calling their Congressmen in the next 20 days to urge them to stop Obamacare before it is implemented.
Cruz emphasized that the new battle is between “entrenched career politicians and the American people.” He criticized those in Congress who refused to hold town halls during the August recess.
“They didn’t even want to hear what their constituents want to say,” Cruz said, noting that more power was leaving Washington and going back to the American people.
Cruz also said that “restoring economic growth” is his top priority and said he was frustrated that the Senate has spent more time on issues like gun control rather than talking about jobs, the economy, and tax and regulatory reform that he said would jump start the economy.