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Ted Cruz Takes a Shot at Detractors, ‘Courage’ of Anonymous Congressional Staffers Trashing Him

During his filibuster on the Senate floor Tuesday taking a stand against funding Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz took some time to address all the criticism he’s gotten from the Washington establishment, particularly on his side of the aisle. He took the high road, but not without taking a few swipes at the anonymous congressional staffers trashing him in the press.

Cruz railed against the “team mentality in Washington” before noting all the articles quoting people, on and off the record, attacking his singular focus on defunding Obamacare. He said he’s surprised to open the paper and “learn what a scoundrel I am” these days.

He marveled, “There is no courage like the courage in Washington of the anonymous congressional staffer.”

There have been quite a few anonymous Republican aides giving pretty damning comments about Cruz in the press, including the sarcastic musing that Cruz has to be “the leader of a secret cabal of leftists” and “Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz.”

Cruz also pushed back against the liberal media’s focus on personality instead of the real issue, saying, “Moset Americans could not give a flying flip about a bunch of politicians in Washington!”

Watch the video below, via CSPAN2:

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