Cruz faces hecklers, calls Senate health plan 'precarious'
July 7, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz held a lengthy but civil debate with a small group of hecklers defending former President Barack Obama's health care law in his home state's capital Thursday night — even as he expressed doubts about whether the Republican plan to repeal and replace it will pass the Senate.
The former presidential hopeful was in a hotel conference room in the liberal bastion of Austin for a town hall organized by Concerned Veterans for America, a group funded by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. Access was strictly controlled and the first 20 minutes fea...