February 20th, 2013
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Cruz makes waves with no apologies

(CNN) - Texas tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz is turning heads in Washington, but at home in his district, he's applauded for it. CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports from San Antonio, Texas.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. tor5

    How ignorant of history do you have to be to applaud a full-on McCarthyite?

    February 20, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The peewee Herman lookalike teahage will probably be kicked out after his first term ,American voters are sick of this gop teapatty trash especially peewee !!!!

    February 20, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. yanni

    It is sad that the biggest state in America is represented by this guy. He would have been a better fit for a carnival barker. The standard for a tea party member is not even suited for the 18th century. This guy will take our political discourse farther to the gutter.

    February 20, 2013 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  4. Larry L

    As a Texan I'm deeply ashamed of Texas and especially of this bigoted, narrow-minded, ultra-right-wing coconut. His "support" in Texas is the same angry, xenophobic, homophobic, racist bunch of Tea Party white trash we've seen working to destroy our federal government. My family has lived in Texas since it was a Republic but three generations are now seeking another home. We are Texans – but we are Americans first.

    February 20, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. Kerbean

    I'm in his home state and I'm NOT applauding!

    February 20, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. James Klimaski

    What does Cruz have to apologize for. He wants Texas to secede and the United States to go under. One word to describe him, "mean."

    February 20, 2013 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. Louis Grue Jr.

    Go Ted Cruz, and don't even look back. Your my kind of Senator !

    February 20, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Keep up the good work Cruz, more nails in the GOP coffin!

    February 20, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  9. Facts don't Lie

    from a person who has to live in Texas due to my employment being here I have to admit I am not surprised that there are some from here that support Cruz and the way he acts....they are the ones that voted for him and sent him up there. But if you look at what comes out of this state sent to DC to represent it from Cruz to Gohmert to Barton to Jackson Lee to the moron that invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union address right across to who the governor is here I think it shows that the brightest bulbs in the lamp aren't in this state at all. Am I right Ron Paul?

    February 20, 2013 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  10. Name lynn

    ted you should get a medal for the tea party. an your brains.

    February 20, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  11. Larry L

    We grow a few coconuts in Texas.

    February 20, 2013 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  12. J.V.Hodgson

    When during the course of questioning you Impugn the integrity of a man you need to have at least a modicum of evidence for so doing he has none, nor is he enttitled to see the disclosure he referred to in the level of detail he asked and his nonsense assumption it came form an enemy state of the US.
    Anyhow Hagel passed that test only to be filibustered.
    I wish Republicans would realise just how fast the are digging a deeper hole than that which lost them this last election.
    Regards,
    Hodgson

    February 20, 2013 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  13. Thomas

    I didn't know Ted Cruz was the grandson of Joseph R. McCarthy .

    Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.

    Tail Bummer Ted.

    February 20, 2013 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  14. Mark

    Nastiest reincarnation of Joseph Mc Carthy ever.

    February 21, 2013 06:24 am at 6:24 am |