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Ted Cruz Takes On the 'Obama' Hecklers

The Texas senator wasn't able to give a cogent speech because of outbursts of protesters. But the crowd loved it.

photo of Matt  Berman
October 11, 2013

Ted Cruz Hopes He Doesn't Wake Up With Syrian Rebels
Ted Cruz speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

Ted Cruz was interrupted by hecklers at least half-a-dozen times during his Values Voter Summit speech. But if that was intended to get the Texas firebrand down, it surely did not succeed.

"I'm actually glad the president's whole political staff is here instead of doing mischief in the country," he said a couple outbursts in. 

 

"How scared is the president?," Cruz asked after another protester was removed from the audience. "What a statement of fear, what a statement of fear. Oh, they don't want the truth to be heard. They definitely don't want the truth to be heard."

It's, of course, highly unlikely that any of the protesters at the Values Voter Summit were Obama plants. But the concept, whether intended as a joke from Cruz or not, really set off the Values Voter crowd. Inevitably, that included chants of U-S-A! U-S-A!

"You know, the nice thing is," Cruz said, "the left will always, always, always tell you who they fear. And they fear you. They fear the American people."

Near the end of the speech, Cruz said that he hoeps he doesn't wake up tomorrow morning "amidst the Syrian rebels."

The protesters later said that they were from United We Dream, a pro-immigration reform group.

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