Article courtesy of The Daily Wire, written by Aaron Bandler.
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz gushed about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News's "The Kelly File," as he called Cruz one of the smartest students he's ever had.
Dershowitz told host Megyn Kelly that on the first day of class, Cruz came in immediately holding up his right hand.
"Everything I said, he challenged me," Dershowitz said. "He was one of the best students I ever had, because a teacher loves to be challenged. I used the Socratic method. Everything I said, he disagreed with. I was against the death penalty, he's in favor of it. I was in favor of the exclusionary rules, he's against it. And he made such brilliant arguments that I never had to play devil's advocate."
Cruz and his roommate from Princeton–a black student from Jamaica–would tag team against Dershowitz's leftist perspective and finish each other's sentences. Dershowitz also observed that Cruz's politics at the time as "clear, principled, unwavering and very intelligently presented."
Dershowitz admitted that he received a lot of criticism from the left for calling Cruz one of his smartest students.