Conservative commentator and radio host Mark Levin applauded the Republican presidential candidates for standing up to the CNBC moderators during Thursday night's debate.

"I could not have been prouder," he said.

"This debate was a historic debate. It was a historic debate because the Republicans — not all of them — but most of them on that stage, had had enough."

He credited Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas for leading the charge.

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