U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz released this statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling today:

“This is a sad day for liberty. The Supreme Court has abdicated its responsibility to safeguard the Constitution, and it has rewritten Obamacare in an ill-advised attempt to save it.

“Today’s decision underscores what we have been saying all along: the solution to Obamacare will come from the people. All across America, citizens are rising up to take back our country, to defend liberty, and to roll back the out-of-control federal government.

“Today’s decision makes this Senate race in Texas all the more important. My opponent is, by nature and by over a decade of political office, a conciliator. Now is not a time for conciliation. The Senate will be the battleground on Obamacare, and I intend to lead the fight to repeal every word of it.

“Today’s decision will only strengthen the Tea Party movement – a great awakening that is sweeping the nation.

“Five federal judges have had their say. Now it’s the American people’s turn.”