Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 6, 2017.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 6, 2017. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 6, 2017. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

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