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Vocal Minority Boos Senator Ted Cruz Off Stage at Christian Conference

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by Rob Bluey, The Daily Signal

Hours after  the Texas Republican walked off the stage to boos at a conference of Middle Eastern Christians, Senator Ted Cruz’s office says organizers of the event never told him to avoid talking about Israel or the Jewish people.

“It is crystal clear to anyone who observes Ted Cruz that he stands with Israel,” said Amanda Carpenter, Cruz’s communications director. “If organizers had asked us not to discuss our support of Israel, we would have declined the event.”

Cruz’s keynote address last  night to approximately 900 attendees of the first-ever In Defense of Christians conference was interrupted with heckling and boos moments after he stepped to the podium. Cruz eventually walked off the stage.

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