Sanders and Cruz Hold Live Debate on Future of Healthcare Law

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningFebruary 10, 2017 1:34 pm| ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Texas Tribune Reporter Patrick Svitek spoke with the Standard today about what’s been going on across the state.

Earlier this week, there was a showdown on CNN – Bernie Sanders v. Ted Cruz. The two senators debated live about the future of healthcare.

“It was actually a substantive, lengthy debate; it was televised live on CNN, it was two hours long, not much new territory was broken in terms of arguments for or against the legislation,” Svitek says. “But it was definitely an opportunity for both of them to go out there and make there case for either getting rid of this law altogether [or] fixing it for the better, in front of a national audience obviously within the context of this new president who has made clear that he wants to get rid of this law altogether and replace it with something else.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-An update on Texas AG Ken Paxton’s security fraud case

-What we know about Texas Democrats as they begin to map out their 2018 strategy