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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBeto O’Rourke: Term limits can help keep politicians from turning into a--holes Election Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' Former spokeswoman defends Trump calling Omarosa ‘dog’: He’s called men dogs 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. 
 
 
 
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."