Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] was visibly flustered when confronted by Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” about false claims the Texas senator made during the Fox News debate Thursday.
“Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and have been forced into part time work, have lost their health insurance, have lost their doctors, have seen their premiums skyrocket,” Cruz said during the debate.
But Wallace called Cruz out, citing that the unemployment rate is down and jobs have been created. When Wallace continued pressing him, Cruz eventually told Wallace “don’t interrupt me.”
Chris Wallace:But senator, the fact checkers say you’re wrong. Since that law went into effect, the unemployment rate fell from 9.9 percent to 5 percent as 13 million new jobs were created and 16.3 million people who were previously uninsured now have coverage. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of problems with Obamacare, but more people have jobs and health insurance than they did before Obamacare.
Ted Cruz: Chris, the media fact checkers are not fair and impartial. They are liberal, editorial journalists and they made it their mission to defend….
Wallace: There’s certainly no question that more people have jobs and more people have health insurance coverage.
Cruz: Yes, there is question. Number one, we have the lowest percentage of Americans working today of any year since 1977. That’s a fact.
Wallace: Out there have been 13 million jobs created, sir. That’s a fact.
Cruz: The fact is that from 2008 to today, we’ve seen economic growth of 1.2 percent on average….
Cruz: Chris, don’t interrupt me. I’ll give an answer.
Wallace: That’s changing the subject. 13 million new jobs have been created.
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