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When Senator Cruz exited the jail a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of Mr. Cruz, who appeared incredulous.
Moments later, Mr. Huckabee appeared, joined by Ms. Davis. He stuck close to her side as she approached the reporters, and again when she took the stage, and cast her fight as a choice of tyranny or religious freedom.
Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, meanwhile, captured Cruz's expression as he watched Huckabee and Davis on stage.
A very sad Ted Cruz, not on stage. pic.twitter.com/MaAM6lvA4A
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 8, 2015