Ted Cruz Takes Aim at 'Washington Cartel'

Republican presidential candidate plans to make his unpopularity on Capitol Hill a campaign calling card.

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, U.S. 2016 presidential candidate and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts, pauses while speaking during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Cruz denounced three Treasury officials for not attending the hearing on how the department wrote a rule allowing subsidies to be issued through the Affordable Care Act exchange run by the federal government.

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Senator Ted Cruz showed today how he intends to capitalize on the anti-Washington, obstructionist persona he's worked hard to perfect.

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