Near the close of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s 21 hour symbolic filibuster protesting the funding of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, fellow Senator Dick Durbin (D – Illinois) challenged Cruz in an attempt to paint him as a hypocrite.
SEN. DURBIN: Will the senator from Texas for the record tell us now — and those who watched this debate — whether he is protected and his family’s protected? SEN. CRUZ: I’m happy to tell you now I am eligible for it and I am not currently covered under it.
Senator Cruz gets his health insurance not from the taxpayer funded plan available to him and his fellow Representatives and Senators, but is reportedly covered by his wife’s private insurance plan. Oops. I saw this graphic posted by a friend on Facebook accusing Sen. Cruz of being a hypocrite when it comes to government provided health insurance. Of course I felt it necessary to correct the false implications. It took a while, but I eventually my liberal friend was standing prominently in a self-painted corner with no where to go.
On another topic, Senator Cruz has pledged to donate his salary to charity for every day the government shuts down should it come to that.