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Harry Reid calls Cruz’s 21-hour speech a ‘big waste of time’

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday called Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Tex.) marathon speech a "big waste of time."

"With all due respect, I'm not sure we learned anything new," Reid said after Cruz's speech ended. "It's been interesting, but it has also been a big waste of time."