Trump and Cruz Partner to Strip Planned Parenthood’s Funding

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Frederic J. Brown, Andrew Harrer/Getty Images

GOP 2016 contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are joining forces in a confrontational intervention that intends to defund Planned Parenthood.

As Breitbart TV previously reported, Trump announced he would support a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood following the release of a series of investigative videos allegedly showing the organization’s top medical personnel engaged in the sale of aborted baby body parts.

“And I was also in support — if the Republicans stuck together, you could have done it with Obamacare also,” Trump said on Monday’s Hugh Hewitt Show. “But the Republicans decided not to stick together.”

As Politico also reported, Cruz attempted the same strategy in 2013 in an effort to defund Obamacare, which resulted in a 16-day shutdown of the federal government, but still left President Obama’s signature healthcare reform very much alive.

Trump blamed Cruz’s Republican colleagues for leaving him in the lurch.

“And they left a few people out there, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),” he continued. “You know, they left a lot of the people that really went in, and wanted to do the job. And you know what, if they stuck together, they would have won that battle.”

The GOP-led Senate failed to advance legislation Monday to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Cruz, who – unlike other GOP contenders – has refrained from criticizing Trump, has said, regarding Planned Parenthood, Republicans must “use every tool available to stop funding what appears to be a criminal enterprise.”


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