Stephen Colbert dismantles Ted Cruz’s anti-gay bigotry & tax cut fanaticism


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Stephen Colbert dismantles Ted Cruz's anti-gay bigotry & tax cut fanaticism Ted Cruz on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” September 21, 2015. (Credit: NBC)

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“The Late Show” host quizzed Cruz on the Constitution, while the audience booed the presidential hopeful

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz paid a visit to Stephen Colbert’s two-week-old “Late Show” set last night and sat for a grilling over the legacy of conservative icon Ronald Reagan tougher than any question the Texas senator fielded at last week’s debate at Reagan’s presidential library.

“Let me ask about Reagan for a second,” Colbert began before getting serious and noting the severe ideological divide between Ronald Reagan and today’s Republican Party. “Reagan raised taxes, OK. Reagan actually had an amnesty program for illegal immigrants. Neither of those things would allow Reagan to be nominated today. So to what level can you truly emulate Ronald Reagan?” Colbert asked Cruz, noting that Reagan worked with former Democratic Speaker of the House…

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