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October 20th, 2013
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Cruz: People's voice in Washington

Cruz doesn’t rule out another shutdown

“It’s really good to be home,” said Senator Ted Cruz, whose appearance in San Antonio brought on a standing ovation, applause, and even tears in the eyes of constituents.

“What you just saw there is people just expressing relief that somebody is actually listening to the people and trying to help give them a voice in Washington,” he said in an interview aired Sunday on State of the Union.

“It’s kinda like DC, it’s just in DC they’re yelling different things,” he said. His constituents have been “frustrated for a long time,” and “a lot of people are hurting because they can’t find jobs,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash.  He called Obamacare “the biggest job killer in this country” and said people were losing insurance or facing “skyrocketing” premiums because of the Affordable Care Act.

“Washington politicians are ignoring them – they’re not listening to them,” he said. And to the idea of another shutdown, he said “there will be time enough to talk about specific strategies.”

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