Sen. Ted Cruz joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at the Texas Tribune Festival on a stage sponsored by NBC. Hayes is as true a progressive as they come.

That said, I’ve never found him off-putting for the sheer reason that he is always willing to engage in mostly civil debate, a rarity these days.

Take for instance this exchange on climate change. Hayes continues to beat the “we’re all going to die!” climate alarm drum and Cruz simply tries to make the case for the fact that the data on the subject “are mixed”:

There’s also this Cruz supercut:

 
 
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