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10/27/2018 06:05 am ET Updated Oct 27, 2018

Stephen Colbert Turns Ted Cruz’s Old Words About Health Care Against Him

"The Late Show" host also roasted Donald Trump and other Republicans for their hypocrisy.

Stephen Colbert highlighted the hypocrisy of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Republicans on health care on Friday’s broadcast of “The Late Show.”

Colbert noted that in the lead-up to the November midterms Republicans, including Cruz, were now vowing to protect people with pre-existing conditions — even though they and Donald Trump spent “most of his presidency trying to repeal Obamacare.”

“He (Trump) would have gotten rid of everything, including pre-existing conditions, that he just swore he would save,” said Colbert.

The late-night comedian then aired footage of Cruz’s marathon 21-hour filibuster speech from 2013, in which he promised “to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand” to prove his point.

Check out the clip here:

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