Cornyn: The White House: Don’t Take Us Seriously

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the following statement after the Associated Press reported that the White House said "the president's rhetoric shouldn't be taken literally" on health care.


"On Monday, the President ‘promised' the American people, ‘If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period.' Today, the White House told the American people that they cannot, and should not, take President Obama at his word. 


"A promise that can't be taken literally is not a promise at all.  Americans with private health insurance want to keep it - they literally want to keep the insurance they have - and they should be able to do so.  The American people like President Obama personally, and they want to be able to trust him.  But when his own White House admits that the President's rhetoric is detached from reality, the President erodes that trust."