FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, talks with committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., during a hearing about gun vi

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, talks with committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., during a hearing about gun vi
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, talks with committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., during a hearing about gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks into his job, Texas Republicans are cheering Cruz's indelicate debut and embracing him as one of their own. The insurgent Republican elected with the tea party's blessing and bankroll, has run afoul of GOP mainstays, prompted Democrats to compare his style to McCarthyism. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)