Ted Cruz Skips Loretta Lynch Senate Confirmation Vote

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), speaks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council, on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, skipped Thursday’s vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general after he was among her most outspoken critics.

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