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CNN's Dana Bash reminds Ted Cruz that he is a human being

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In an interview aired Thursday morning on CNN, correspondent Dana Bash reminded Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that he was a human being.

Cruz, as usual, stuck to his talking points in the interview, reminding her that he came to the Senate to change Washington and not to curry favor with the party elites.

Bash pointed out that during a Senate lunch before the vote, Republicans questioned his motives for forcing a 60-vote threshold to raise the debt limit.

"On a human level, I know that you are in Washington fighting for the grassroots. But you are a human being and you are sitting with people around you who I would think that you have some respect for; they are fellow senators in your own party," Bash began. "For them to be so mad at you — so mad — what's that like?"

Cruz responded again that he didn't work work for the party bosses in Washington.

"But as a human being — you are a human being — does it sting?" Bash interrupted.

"As a human being, I can't control what they say, how they behave," Cruz replied. "I can control what I do. So every interaction that I have with every senator, Republican or Democrat, is consistently civil, courteous, respectful, treating them with the dignity they deserve."

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