Local Tea Party reaction on Ted Cruz's fight
POSTED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:19pm
TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — Tea Party favorite Senator Ted Cruz continues to fight against Obamacare, and he's been getting a lot of heat even from his own party with his role in the government shutdown.
Now, the Democratic National Committee is saying all eyes should be on the Republicans.
The DNC is launching a "GOP Please Stop" campaign.
The fight continues, Democrats strongly believe Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz is to blame for the government shutdown.
"I think Democrats and Liberals are holding free people hostage," says Tammy Blair, Tea Party Leader.
Tammy Blair Tea Party member tell us, this country is based on equal justice and rules for all, and America needs to understand this isn't about health care this is about control.
"I think Ted Cruz is doing a great job that's what we elected him to do," says Blair.
"My ire is focused in Obamacare because it's not working and it's hurting the American people and I don't think it's acceptable and I'm not willing to go to the Texans that elected me say well you're hurting because of Obamacare but I wash my hands and there's nothing I can do about it," says Texas Senator,Ted Cruz.
Cruz is getting a lot heat for his fight, he's even receiving threats.
In recent interviews, Cruz has expressed he's saddened about the blame, but he's hopeful for reflection.
David Stein, President of the Republican Club of Smith County says, this is a bad law... this was ram-rotted down people's throats.
KETK contacted local democratic representatives, they were not available to join the discussion.
David Stein says, Republicans need to continue to fight to make sure the health care system is not taken over by the government.
"They need to make sure they hold other's people IE the Democrats feet to the fire," says Stein.