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Cruz returns home to 8-minute ovation, buzz-worthy CNN interview

Ted CruzU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is going to stand his ground and not back down in his fight for the American people against Obamacare.

The embattled senator returned home for the first time in two months and was greeted like the conservative rock star he is: Cruz received an eight-minute standing ovation from almost 800 attendees at the Texas Federation of Republican Women convention in San Antonio on Saturday.

“After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America,” Cruz said, according to Reuters.

And though he didn’t mention names, Cruz took to task Senate Republicans who “fail[ed] to stand with House Republicans against the train wreck that is Obamacare.”

After the event, Cruz gave an amazing interview to CNN’s Dana Bash that aired on Sunday’s “State of the Union.”

Cruz addressed the harsh criticism he faced from Republican colleagues, but said, “I think the House Republicans marched out on principle to say we’re listening to the people who are hurting because of Obamacare. And I wish that Senate Republicans had come in like the cavalry to support them.”

“You know what I think has hurt Republicans is all of the Senate Republicans who have attacked House Republicans,” Cruz said.

Bash seemingly tried to provoke a response from Cruz to hit back at his critics, but Cruz repeatedly took the high road and kept the focus on his continued work for the American people who elected him to fight Obamacare.

“That’s got to bother you, to be sitting in an institution like the Senate and having your, not Democrats, fellow Republicans so angry at you?” Bash asked.

“Dana, not remotely, because the people I work for are the women and men you just saw,” Cruz answered.

“I work for 26 million Texans. That’s my job to fight for them. I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington.”

“The reason people are frustrated all over the country, is that far too many people get elected and they think they’re there to be part of the club.”

Cruz posted the interview on his YouTube page, and it’s much-watch Cruz at his very precise best:

 

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