Tea Party group attacks Paul Ryan

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The group praised Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzTea Party chief on McConnellCare: Amend it or kill it Paul: ‘I get the sense we’re still at an impasse’ on healthcare Koch-backed group launches new ads on tax reform MORE (R-Texas) and Mike LeeMike LeeTea Party chief on McConnellCare: Amend it or kill it Medicaid becomes big threat to GOP’s healthcare revival Healthcare wish lists: What moderates, conservatives want MORE (R-Utah) for working to tie any reopening of the government to the end of the Affordable Care Act. 

“Now is not the time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and sign some ‘grand bargain’ to allow the White House to escape the wrath of Americans, who deplore Obamacare so much that they have driven the President’s approval rating to a near-Bush low of 37 percent,” Tea Party Patriots head Jenny Beth Martin said. 

“Clearly, Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Trump's 'Morning Joe' attacks not appropriate Tea Party favorite to lead conservative think tank Unresolved issues, very little time for Senate GOP MORE is losing his focus on the #1 issue in the country – Obamacare – and the desire of the American people to rid themselves of its costs and consequences,” she said.