Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz gets in a heated back-and-forth with CNBC's moderators. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, got in a heated exchange with debate moderators on Wednesday evening. As Cruz was voicing his views on what he thought the questions of the debate should be focused on, he was interrupted by the CNBC moderators who said his time had expired, and that he had not answered their question. "The questions that are being asked should be trying to get to people to tear into each other, it should be what are your substantive solutions to people who are hurting." "Senator Paul, I have a question for you, we're moving on," said CNBC's John Harwood. "You're not interested in an answer?" Cruz replied. With Trump and Carson holding a firm grip on opinion polls of likely Republican voters for the November 2016 election, the forum coincides with an increasingly difficult time for the candidates trailing them. Texas Senator Ted Cruz needs a solid performance to build on recent momentum.