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Cruz: I'm Trying To Ignore 'The Politics'

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Cruz said that his goal is not to make friends in Congress, but to serve Texans, regardless of how his fellow lawmakers view him.

"This is a time for people to step up and do the right thing, and that's what I'm trying to do," he said. "Nobody should be surprised, if you're trying to change Washington that the Washington establishment pushes back."