John Cornyn: Obama 'Has Taken Lying to a New Level'
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 06:21 AM
By: Melissa Clyne
The Obama administration “has taken lying to a new level,” according to Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn.
During a 30-minute Google Hangout with constituents – on instant messaging and video chat session – Cornyn hammered the president and his staffers for their “willingness to mislead people” on everything from the Affordable Care Act to concealing information on the Benghazi attacks, CNN reports.
He also accused the White House of providing “demonstrably false information” without taking accountability.
The senior senator from the Lone Star state, who also serves as the Senate minority whip, has been outspoken and relentless in his criticism of the president and his underwhelming leadership. He previously accused Obama of being AWOL during the budget discussions that led to the 16-day government shutdown.
Cornyn also recently took to Twitter to slam the administration’s deal with Iran, a six-month agreement that puts a halt to the country pursuing a nuclear weapon in exchange for relief from economic sanctions, characterizing it as a distraction from Obamacare.
RT@JohnCornyn: Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care
— CesarConda (@CesarConda) November 24, 2013
In an effort to engage his constituents and let Obama know how Americans feel about signature healthcare legislation, Cornyn sought feedback on his Senate website, which was overwhelmingly negative.
The page is titled "Your Health Care: Can You Keep It?" Below the headline, Cornyn highlights the president’s oft-repeated line “If like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."
Cornyn says he plans to forward the feedback to the president.