Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was in Dallas on Tuesday to speak at a Heritage Foundation event, which supports closing down the U.S. government in order to defund Obamacare.
During his speech, two protesters stood up and chanted: “You have health care, so can we!” in reference to Sen. Cruz's health care plan, which he gets through the U.S. government, noted NBC Dallas-Fort Worth (video below).
“Gentlemen, thank you for sharing your views. You know, part of the First Amendment is about respecting the views of others," said Sen. Cruz.
However, the First Amendment never mentions "respecting the views of others."
While security personnel removed the protesters, the anti-health care crowd cheered: “USA! USA! USA!”
“Obamacare is causing more and more people struggling to climb the economic latter to lose their health care,” claimed Sen. Cruz, who did not provide any proof, most likely because Obamacare's individual mandate doesn't go into affect until January 1, 2014.
Sen. Cruz also claimed the protesters were part of "President Obama’s group, Organizing for America’s trying to pay people to pretend that the grassroots are with them. I got to tell you, every time they come to protest in Texas, they’ve sent a small group of people and y’all have outnumbered them, two and three and four to one.”
Sen. Cruz did not provide proof the protesters were linked to President Obama.