AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has told a conservative conference that President Barack Obama is lawless, providing the rightwing rhetoric that makes him so popular in his home state.
The conservative Republican laid out his reasoning for why he thinks the president is "dangerous and terrifying."
Cruz has garnered national attention by frequently condemning the Obama administration and the federal health care overhaul.
He called for the complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act and said he would replace it with a conservative alternative that would expand health care coverage. Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured in the nation.
Cruz also criticized Obama for not enforcing drug laws in states that have legalized use of marijuana.