Cruz thanked the witness panel, which included Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, for attending the hearing and said he would be entering his statement for the record, opting to pass on his round of questioning.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharAmerica has reason to remember its consumer protection tradition when it comes to privacy Hillicon Valley: Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal in blow to DOJ | Dems renew push to secure state voting systems | Seattle reverses course on tax after Amazon backlash | Trump, senators headed for cyber clash | More Tesla layoffs Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger opposed by Trump MORE (D-Minn.) took the next round of questions, but not before chiding her colleague for not letting her pose his queries for him, in a more Democratic fashion.

“I had offered to do Sen. Cruz’s questions for him and just make a few nuanced changes in how I asked them, but he didn’t accept that offer,” said a smiling Klobuchar.