Ted Cruz Has Strong Words For Presidential Candidates Who Won't Fight Obamacare

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has a message for his fellow White House hopefuls who aren’t focused on ending the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

“I have made repeal of this disastrous law a top priority since the first day I arrived in the Senate and have made its repeal central to my campaign," Cruz said in a statement, according to Talking Points Memo. "Any candidate not willing to do the same—and campaign on it every day—should step aside."

Cruz released the statement on the same day the Supreme Court ruled to protect Obamacare in the case of King v. Burwell. Thanks to the 6-3 ruling, 6.4 million people were able to retain the healthcare coverage.

"[C]rocodile tears are flooding our nation’s capital today over the Supreme Court’s decision to illegally rewrite Obamacare, which has been a disaster since its inception," Cruz wrote.

"These robed Houdinis transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State,’” he added.

Ironically, Cruz will soon personally receive his healthcare insurance from Obamacare, The Washington Post reported. Though he was previously on his his wife’s Goldman Sachs healthcare plan, she took unpaid leave to help him run his campaign, meaning he'll need to seek coverage through Congress.

Sources: The Washington Post, Talking Points Memo Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr