"Look, I just think the Department of Commerce is such a base of cronyism, we need to eliminate it twice," Cruz joked during a post-debate appearance on Fox News's "The Kelly File."
 
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Cruz struggled to list the five agencies he would eliminate as president during the Republican debate Tuesday night, listing the Department of Commerce twice.
 
"Five major agencies that I would eliminate: the IRS, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, uh, the Department of Commerce and HUD," Cruz said.
 

Unlike Perry's highly publicized moment, however, Cruz did not allow for any pregnant pauses amid his hesitation in the prime-time debate segment, quickly carrying on with other points.
 
Cruz told host Megyn Kelly that the fifth agency he would eliminate is the Department of Education.