Cruz floats 'Duck Dynasty' star for UN ambassador
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Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE is envisioning an unusual approach to filling diplomatic roles if he were president.

"Just for a thought experiment, imagine for a second: Phil Robertson, Ambassador to the United Nations," Cruz said Friday at a rally in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to CNN.

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"How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador's face when Phil says 'What is wrong with you people?' "

Robertson, a Cruz supporter, became famous from his role in the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty." He's also gained national attention with controversial comments, including saying that black people were happier before the Civil Rights Acts and calling gay marriage "evil."

"You know there's a reason he terrifies the mainstream media. He says the things you're not supposed to say," Cruz said. 

"He actually remembers who we are as Americans and he speaks it with a joy, not with an anger, not with a hatred, with a joy in who we are."