Cruz: Repeal 'every word' of ObamaCare
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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzWeek ahead: AT&T-Time Warner merger under scrutiny Trump could be the most significant president of our time Cruz: I'd rather have Trump talk to Taiwan than Cuba or Iran MORE (R-Texas) called for the repeal of “every blessed word of ObamaCare” in a fiery speech to a crowd of conservatives in Texas on Friday.

Speaking at the Texas Republican Convention, the potential presidential contender hit on a number of conservative issues in a campaign-style speech that was punctuated by cries of, “Run, Ted!” 

"Today liberty is under assault like never before," Cruz told the crowd, according to the Houston chronicle. "And again today Texans will stand up and lead the fight for freedom."

Cruz spoke prior to another presidential prospect, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Although the two would likely be fierce rivals if they ran, Cruz said he was part of a long line of Texans that have “always led the fight for freedom,” including Gov. Rick Perry (R).

He also called for an audit of the Federal Reserve, the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service and declared a need to defend “all of the Bill of Rights,” an apparent reference to the debate over gun control.

"There's a whole lot of mischief going on in Washington right now," he said.