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Ted Cruz: 'We're going to retire Mary Landrieu from politics'

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The Republican Leadership Conference is under way, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking today in New Orleans, referenced his pseudo-filibuster in the Senate earlier this year, saying that "there's a tradition in the Senate that freshmen are supposed to be seen and not heard. I haven't entirely managed to comply with that," the Conservative Intelligence Briefing reported.

Cruz also praised Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster over drones, before turning his attention to the Obama administration's work on a number of issues, with plenty of focus on "the abomination that is ObamaCare."

The biggest cheers came when Cruz discussed winning back the Senate, though.

"We are winning these fights, over and over and over again," he said. "And thanks to the hard work of a lot of people in this room, we're going to retire Mary Landrieu from politics. And even more importantly, we're going to retire Harry Reid as majority leader."

Watch Cruz's full speech in the video, below. --Sarah Eberspacher