During an interview Sunday on FOX News, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, accused President Barack Obama of flouting the law during his time in the White House, reports The Hill.
“The pattern we’ve seen under President Obama, disregarding the law, is really one of the most troubling aspects of this presidency,” Cruz said. “When he disagrees with the law…he simply refuses to comply with it.”
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Cruz’s remarks came as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Monday challenging a trio of contentious recess appointments the president made to the National Labor Relations Board. Lower courts have deemed them unconstitutional, and Senate Republicans have asked the high court to overturn them.
The recess appointments have been challenged because Obama became the first president to install nominees without a confirmation vote when the Senate was holding brief “pro forma” sessions explicitly intended to block recess appointments.
Cruz contended Democrats made the move to “pack” courts with the president’s nominees who will “rubber-stamp the president’s lawlessness.”
“Democrats are very concerned about courts holding this administration accountable for their lawlessness,” Cruz continued.
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As previously reported by NewsOne, Cruz urged conservative voters to hold Republicans “accountable” for caving and derailing efforts to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
During an interview with National Review’s Robert Costa, Cruz lamented the “significant number” of Senate Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), who “actively, aggressively, and vocally led the effort to defeat House Republicans.”
“Once Senate Republicans did that, it crippled the chances of this effort, and it caused the lousy deal.” he told Costa.
Continuing on his “fool’s errand,” Cruz sent a sublimal shot to McCain, insinuating that his statement in opposition of holding the government ransom to defund Obamacare would never work:
“As with every decision elected officials make, the consequences of those decisions are up to the American people,” Cruz said. “But I will say this: from day one in office, I’ve urged the American people to hold every elected official accountable, and far too many elected officials are not listening to the American people… when you’ve got 10 to 20 Senate Republicans going on television, day after day after day, saying, ‘we cannot win, this is a fool’s errand, we will lose, nothing will happen, we will surrender,’ and blaming Republicans every step of the way, it eliminates the ability to get a positive outcome.”