Republican Senator Ted Cruz won't delay US debt deal

US Senator Ted Cruz (C) is trailed by reporters as he arrives at the Capitol
US Senator Ted Cruz (C) is trailed by reporters as he arrives at the Capitol Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has said he will not seek to delay the passage of a Bill to end the US debt stand-off.

The conservative lawmaker said that the "Washington establishment has not listened to the American people."

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