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Cruz: Republicans will lose without action on Obamacare

January 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says fellow Republicans “will get walloped” in 2016 if they do not deliver on the promises they made to American voters last year.

The Texas lawmaker said Monday that the 2014 elections, which gave Republicans an expanded majority in the House and control of the Senate, weren’t an endorsement of the party. Instead, the results were a rejection of Washington.

Cruz, a conservative tea party favorite considering a White House campaign in 2016, says his party must fulfill its promises, including scrapping President Barack Obama’s health care law and blocking his immigration plans.

Cruz says it is unlikely Obama would go along with Republican plans. But he says the party should still try.

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