Saturday, October 12, 2013

Van Jones To Cruz: "Do You Feel You Owe Your Party An Apology?"

In view of the Republican Party's record low favorability, Van Jones asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on CNN's Crossfire whether he owe party members an apology for leading them into "a ditch" through his futile strategy to defund Obamacare. Cruz responded by calling Obamacare "a failure," despite the fact that the program was launched less than a month ago. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) countered, calling the "notion that Obamacare is a failure" a "product of right-wing histrionics" and speaking about how well the new insurance exchanges are working in his state. Watch:


VAN JONES: Do you feel like you owe your party an apology? Listen, you have people who believed in you, they believed that you were somehow going to be able to defund Obamacare, they believed the strategy of shutdown might have a chance. They followed you into a ditch. And now, there's obviously no chance Obamacare will be defunded and we're on the brink of a horrific default. Do you think that in the reflection of your own heart, you might say, 'You know what? I'm a new kid here, I think I owe you an apology'?

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