Texas Senator Cruz had a “Rick Perry” moment at Tuesday night’s GOP Presidential debate, but no one seemed to notice.
That’s because unlike his fellow Texan, after the misstep, Cruz continued to speak without missing a beat-and wasn’t called on it by the moderators.
According to The Hill:
“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) struggled to recall the five federal agencies he’d eliminate at Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee.
In explaining how to pay for his tax plan, Cruz said he’d abolish five agencies but repeated one agency twice.
“[My tax plan is] one of the very few plans that abolishes the IRS. But on top of that, today we rolled out a spending plan,” Cruz said. “Five hundred billion dollars in specific cuts, five major agencies that I would eliminate: the IRS, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, uh, the Department of Commerce and HUD, and then 25 specific programs.”
Unlike former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), whose 2012 presidential candidacy flamed out in a mortifying moment on the debate stage when he couldn’t remember the agencies he planned to eliminate, Cruz carried on without missing a beat and was not challenged on a follow-up with the moderator.”