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04/19/2016 06:40 pm ET

Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Ted Cruz's Hypocrisy In Epic Tweetstorm

Warren wants him to stop whining about the "sacrifice" he has made to run for president.
Elizabeth Warren was not sympathetic to Ted Cruz's complaints about the personal "sacrifice" he has made to ru
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Elizabeth Warren was not sympathetic to Ted Cruz's complaints about the personal "sacrifice" he has made to run for president.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) may not be on the presidential ballot this year, but that does not exactly mean she is sitting out the race.

Warren has used her influential bully pulpit to devastating effect against business mogul Donald Trump. She schooled Senate Republicans intent on denying hearings for the president’s Supreme Court nominee, because it is a presidential election year.

And her warm words for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) candidacy have kept pundits wondering whether she will ever endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary.

Now, Warren is training her fire on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The Massachusetts progressive seized on a Cruz campaign fundraising email in which Cruz touts the “sacrifices” he has made for his candidacy, including enduring personal attacks and severe reductions in family time and sleep.

In a series of tweets, Warren lambasted Cruz for failing to support policies that would address the even greater stresses American families face due to economic circumstances not of their choosing. She cites Cruz’s opposition to providing paid family leave, affordable child care, increasing the minimum wage, and student debt relief, as well as his inflammatory remarks about minority groups, as examples of his hypocrisy.

Read the full tweetstorm below:

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