Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who lead the effort to shutdown the government to prevent Obamacare from being implemented, said that the troubles that have faced the new healthcare law since HealthCare.gov was unveiled have left him feeling vindicated.
"Boy, it's amazing how things can change in a few weeks in Congress," said Cruz while speaking at an event hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, Politico reported
. "Just a few weeks ago, people in Washington were saying, 'Why on earth are you fighting so hard against Obamacare?' Now, nobody's saying that. Over and over again you run into people who say, 'Now I understand what this is all about.'"
The Texas Republican was criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike for being willing to allow a portion of the government to close in order to stop Obamacare.
Cruz also talked about feeling vindicated by the troubled Obamacare rollout when he spoke at the Aspen Institute's Washington Ideas Forum in November, CNN Reported
At that event he said that everyone who supported the shutdown effort is feeling "vindication."
"We've seen that those millions of Americans were right, and I wish Congress had listened to them before" Americans started receiving cancellation notices on their health insurance.
Most telling, he said, are Democrats who have changed their tune about Obamacare, who previously were unwilling to compromise, especially those who are expected to face tough elections in 2014.
"In the last few weeks over a dozen Democrats have publicly called for delaying Obamacare in significant respects," said the freshman senator from Texas.
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