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Ted Cruz maintains that Harvard Law School was full of Communists

When freshman Sen. Ted Cruz attracted attention for his suggestive grilling of President Barack Obama’s nominee for Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer wondered, "Is Senator Ted Cruz  Our New McCarthy?" Mayer drew attention to a speech that Cruz, a former Harvard Law School student, gave two and a half years ago in which he said twelve Harvard Law School professors “were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.” In it, he also explained that President Obama "would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School" because "there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists!"

Through a spokeswoman, Cruz has responded to the story, and stands by the claims he made in his speech. The New Yorker reports:

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