Ted Cruz Has His Own Oops Moment

Paging Rick Perry...

Call it a Texan curse.

While making his case for cutting the size of government at Tuesday's Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had a bit of a Rick Perry "oops" moment.

Four years earlier, in November 2011, the former governor of Texas committed the biggest fumble of his presidential campaign when he failed to name the third agency of government he would eliminate if he were to become president. "Oops," he conceded onstage, essentially ending his chances in the race for the White House.


On Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Cruz said he would shut down five agencies -- but actually listed only four. The senator named the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and, once more, the Department of Commerce.

The forgotten agency he would actually eliminate? The Department of Education, according to his campaign website.

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