Ted Cruz: ‘Nigerian Email Scammers’ Hired to Run Obamacare Website

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received a boisterous welcome from a hometown crowd in Houston, Texas on Monday, and repaid their enthusiasm with a shot at the Affordable Care Act’s troubled website launch.

“You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz told the crowd. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.”

The reception was a marked change from Cruz’s treatment among colleagues and in the polls, after the Senator’s strategy to link stopping Obamacare to government funding led to a two-week-plus government shutdown and disastrous approval numbers for Republicans.

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Cruz clearly felt the change. “I’ve spent the past month in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “It is terrific to be back in America.”

The Houston Chronicle, which reported the comments, recently rescinded its endorsement of Cruz.

[h/t Houston Chronicle]

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