Ted Cruz gets long standing ovation for going after Planned Parenthood: ‘Cut off every penny’

Until Donald Trump sucked the air out of the room with an inflammatory comment about U.S. Sen. John McCain, the highlight of Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, was likely going to be U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

The GOP presidential contender from Texas drew a rousing standing ovation when he called on the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood.

Cruz was responding to the release of an undercover video earlier this week that captured Planned Parenthood’s top doctor talking about how the abortion provider sells the body parts of aborted babies.

A controversy that was swept from the front pages by the deadly attack Thursday on U.S. military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Cruz drew several standing ovations and, as one attendee noted, he was definitely the “crowd’s cup of tea” — at least until Trump opened his mouth.

American Bridge posted a video of Cruz discussing Planned Parenthood on social media.

Here’s that clip and a sampling of responses to Cruz’s remarks from Twitter:

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