Early Friday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to his party’s inability to pass the so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare after his colleague Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) unexpectedly sided with the Democratic leadership to oppose that effort.
Cruz told reporters that many Americans would “feel a sense of betrayal” in the wake of this vote.
“And you know, there are going to be a great many Americans who tonight feel a sense of betrayal — feel a sense of betrayal that politicians stood up and made a promise,” Cruz said. “I’ll tell you this — if you stand up and campaign and say we’re going to repeal Obamacare, and you vote Obamacare — those are not consistent. And the American people are entirely justified in saying any politician who told me that who voted the other way didn’t tell me the truth.”
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