Sen. Ted Cruz said on Sunday he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal and replace plan.
“Right now, they don’t have my vote,” Cruz said during a panel discussion at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin, Tex. “And I don’t think they have Mike Lee’s vote, either.”
The Texas senator said repealing Obamacare remains one of his top priorities and added: "Now, I want to be a yes."
Cruz said Republican lawmakers could come up with another repeal plan after the Sept. 30 deadline for passing a bill through the reconciliation process.
“September 30 is a bogus deadline,” Cruz said. “We can do budget reconciliation or resolution at any point.”
This comes days after President Trump took to Twitter to urge Republicans to vote for the Graham-Cassidy repeal plan.President Trump wrote, "I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!"
I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
Cruz sat down with GOP Sens. Bill Cassidey (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to discuss amendments to the latest repeal plan.