Ted Cruz Shakes Off Hecklers at Values Voter Summit

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Oct. 11 2013 10:49 AM

Ted Cruz Shakes Off Hecklers at Values Voter Summit

Dave Weigel is our man on the ground at today's Values Voter Summit of social conservatives in D.C. (You can check out his first dispatch here.) But above is a clip of the moment that's generating the most low-hanging headlines from this morning's action. As you'll see, Ted Cruz was repeatedly interrupted by protesters during his speech, something he quickly turned into another applause line for the adoring crowd. I'm guessing the Texan won't get nearly as warm a reception later today when he and his Senate Republican colleagues head to the White House to talk shutdown and default.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. Follow him on Twitter.