Tea Party group attacks Paul Ryan

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The group praised Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (R-Texas) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed Overnight Regulation: Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act for Puerto Rico | Bill would exempt some banks from Dodd-Frank | Senators unveil driverless car bill 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 RyanThe Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now Gun proposal picks up GOP support GOP lawmaker Tim Murphy to retire at end of term 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.