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Ted Cruz: Every word in Jimmy Carter's 1977 energy speech was wrong

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During a Heritage Action speech on energy policy Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz told the audience that he re-read former President Jimmy Carter's 1977 address to the nation on energy.

"Why?" asked an audience member.

"Because I'm a glutton for punishment," Cruz jokingly replied.

"It's worth re-reading Carter's speech because I'm pretty sure every single word in the entire speech is wrong -- including 'and' and 'the,' " the Texas Republican said, comparing current government energy policies to "That '70s Show" with Ashton Kutcher.

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