Cruz blocked again on renaming street for Chinese dissident
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Senate Democrats on Thursday for a second time blocked a proposal from Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump to speak at CPAC Trump to interview four candidates for national security adviser Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at CPAC MORE (R-Texas) to rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington for a Chinese dissident.  

Cruz, who is running for president, tried to get unanimous consent to pass a resolution that would name the street in front of the embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" after Liu Xiaobo, a human rights activist currently imprisoned in China. It would also change the embassy's address to "1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza." 
 
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"Standing together with a wrongfully imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, we should say to the wrongfully imprisoned dissidents around the world, America hears you and we stand with you," he said from the Senate floor. 
 
 
Before her objection, Cruz read from a statement by Feinstein and Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyVerizon angling to lower price of Yahoo purchase: report Dem senators call for independent Flynn probe Overnight Cybersecurity: White House does damage control on Flynn | Pressure builds for probe MORE (D-Vt.) in which they call for the Chinese government to release the dissident.
 
But Feinstein fired back that "believe it or not, I have actually played a role ... in helping dissidents to be released by the government of China and had some success."
 
"We did that by talking to the government," she added. "I think to do this in this way will set back the cause."