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Elizabeth Warren switches focus from Donald Trump to slam Ted Cruz’s ‘whining’ in extended Twitter rant

Elizabeth Warren's response to Ted Cruz's sacrifices: "Boo hoo." Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Not that Elizabeth Warren has spoken fondly of the Republican Party since the Democrat arrived on Capitol Hill.

But the Massachusetts senator switched her recent focus away from Donald Trump Tuesday night to deliver some particularly harsh words to Ted Cruz.

The Texas senator and current runner-up in the GOP primary sent out a fundraising email Monday listing the sacrifices he has made running for president, such as being targeted by attacks and missing out on family time, sleep, and personal time.

Warren posted a screenshot of the email Tuesday mocking Cruz’s “significant sacrifice” before laying out a list of sacrifices made by everyday workers.

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In March 2015, Cruz, along with the 52 other Senate Republicans, blocked an budget amendment Warren proposed to allow people to refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate.

It was not the first time Warren’s efforts to pass student loan refinancing legislation had been blocked by Republicans. She continued Tuesday to vent her frustration at Cruz for his and his party’s positions on issues affecting the working class.

She also referenced Cruz’s 2013 threat to shutdown the government unless the Affordable Care Act was defunded, a hard-line tactic many saw as the trademark moment of his political career.

Cruz spokeswoman Alice Stewart told the Associated Press that the campaign had no comment in response to Warren’s attacks.

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