Cruz: GOP will 'look like fools' if ObamaCare isn’t repealed

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown O'Rourke's mom discusses past Dem votes after labeled 'lifelong Republican' by son Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown MORE (R-Texas) on Friday said Republicans will "look like fools" if the GOP does not pass a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Cruz told "Fox & Friends" that Senate Republicans are worried about their reelection chances in 2018 if they don’t vote for the bill, adding that “if they're not, they should be.”


“You can't have your central promise for seven years be we'll repeal ObamaCare, and then you show up and vote not even to take up the bill to consider repealing ObamaCare,” he said.

"I've said many times, if we fail to get this done, I think, collectively, Republicans will look like fools.”

The Senate is lined up for a vote on healthcare early next week, even though none of the plans on the the table currently has enough GOP support to pass.

Further complicating factors is Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race Live coverage: McSally clashes with Sinema in Arizona Senate debate Is there difference between good and bad online election targeting? MORE's (R-Ariz.) likely absence after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. If McCain is unable to cast a vote, the GOP's margin for error is even narrower.