10/27/2011 10:45 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

Ted Cruz, Texas Senate Candidate: Council On Foreign Relations Is A 'Pit Of Vipers'

Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general and tea party favorite for the Republican nomination for Senate, has been focusing some of his harshest campaign trail rhetoric on that longtime villain of those suspicious of U.S. internationalism: The Council on Foreign Relations.

The New York-based group, Cruz said at a speech to a Republican women's group in Sugarland, Tex., last week, is "a pit of vipers."

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