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Ted Cruz suggests his beard might bring peace in the Middle East

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) newfound facial hair is truly exceeding expectations.

When Cruz returned to Washington, D.C. from Thanksgiving recess with a patchy excuse for a beard, he was met with skepticism. But as Cruz's beard has grown, so has its fan base, apparently even earning foreign policy accolades from across the globe.

After getting praise from Chrissy Teigen and a handful of publications last month, Cruz shared one very extravagant compliment in a Wednesday tweet. According to a friend's rabbi in Israel, Cruz's beard "will put the fear of the Lord into Israel's enemies and promote Middle East peace," he wrote.

"A bit much" is indeed the perfect way to sum this up.