(Houston Chronicle) U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told an ecstatic crowd at the Texas Republican Convention that their freedom is being threatened by a lawless president who has shown weakness abroad and overstepped his boundaries at home.
The first-term Texas senator, an oft-mentioned potential White House contender, offered up a full-throated indictment of President Obama and the Democrats in Congress, prompting sustained cheers and calls of "Run, Ted!"
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"Today liberty is under assault like never before," Cruz thundered as he paced the large, open stage. "And again today Texans will stand up and lead the fight for freedom."