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12 questions CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday with host Candy Crowley.

Here are the twelve questions Crowley asked the freshman senator from Texas.

  1. I have to get this birth certificate off the table. I think it’s fairly cool that you have dual citizenship. You could go run for the Canadian parliament. You can go run for president. What’s wrong with that?

  1. Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured citizens of any state. Let’s say you’re successful in defunding Obamacare, the next day, what do you tell those 6.2 or something million Texans?

  1. Do you think it’s right that so many people in this country cannot afford health care and therefore do not have it?

  1. Are you getting calls in your office from people seeking direction on how to sign up in this health exchanges? Will you or have you helped those people?

  1. Do you agree with the fact that if someone actually does not support defunding Obamacare, if there are Republican that they ought to be replaced?

  1. You will need 41 Republicans. How close were you?

  1. But it’s going to take a tsunami?

  1. One of them is, do you see yourself supporting incumbents during primary challenges or would you entertain supporting a challenge?

  1. Would you support Mitch McConnell versus a Tea Party candidate? Would you support Lindsey Graham versus a Tea Party candidate? Would you support a Lamar Alexander versus a Tea Party candidate?

  1. Chris Christie in one of his latest moves as New Jersey governor has outlawed therapy designed to turn gay people straight for children 18 and under. What do you think of that decision?

  1. Could you see yourself on a ticket with Chris Christie?

  1. So, if it says — if I read and I did that you were, quote, “seriously mulling” running in 2016, that’s incorrect?
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