Ted Cruz: Senators Who Promised Repeal And Voted ‘No’ Betrayed Constituents

Cruz: American people who were promised repeal have a right to be angry


Sen. Ted Cruz said early Friday morning that senators who had promised to repeal Obamacare yet voted against the failed Obamacare repeal effort had betrayed their constituents.

“There are going to be a great many Americans who tonight feel a sense of betrayal,” Cruz said in an interview aired on “Fox & Friends.” “If you stand up and campaign and say we are going to repeal Obamacare, and you vote for 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.”

Three Republican senators voted against the latest repeal effort, which was written hours before its vote in an shocking show of haste: Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John McCain (R-AZ).