Top Moments: 2016 FOX News – Google Republican Presidential Candidate Debate

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While Trump was doing his thing, Fox News and Google carried on with the last debate before the Iowa caucuses.  Candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich covered topics ranging from Puerto Rico to ethanol and energy. At the end of the night, Cruz took the cake with his closing statement. Check out the rest of the TiVo® Top Moments from the 2016 FOX News-Google Republican Debate below!

1. Cruz’s closing remarks

10:58 p.m.: “Ninety-three hours. The media noise will soon be over, and it’s now for the men and women of Iowa to decide. Our country is in crisis. We’re worried [about] the future of our children, and we’ve been burned over and over again.”

The central question in this race is trust. Who do you know will kill the terrorists, defend the Constitution and repeal ObamaCare? Who do you know will stop amnesty and secure the borders? Who do you know will defend life, marriage and religious liberty? Examine our records, pray on it, and I will be honored if you and your family will come caucus for us on Monday night.”

2. Bush on Statehood for Puerto Rico

9:52 p.m.: “And I believe that Puerto Rico ought to have the right of self-determination. If I was a Puerto Rican, I’d vote for Statehood so that they have full citizenship. They serve in the military. They would have to pay federal taxes. They would accept the responsibilities of full U.S. citizenship. But they should have the right of self-determination.”

3. Christie challenging Hillary Clinton

10:20 p.m.: “I will be ready. I will take her on, and when I take her on I guarantee you one thing, she will never get within 10 miles of the White House. The days for the Clintons in public housing are over.”

4. Cruz on ethanol and energy

10:47 p.m.: “Well, Chris, I’m glad to discuss my views on ethanol and energy. I think God has blessed this country with enormous natural resources, and we should pursue all of the above. We should be developing oil, and gas, and coal, and nuclear, and wind, and solar, and ethanol, and biofuels. But, I don’t believe that Washington should be picking winners and losers. And, I think there should be no mandates, and no subsidies whatsoever.”

5. YouTube video uploader and comedian Mark Watson poses a question

9:43 p.m.: “As an African-American living near Ferguson, I’ve seen the strain between police officers and the communities they serve firsthand. Now, there are great tools like body cameras that — to protect both officers and citizens, but we all currently have better cameras in our pockets than in our precincts. Why aren’t we using the technology available to better protect our communities?”

Photo credit: [Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images]

Source: TiVo Research

Methodology: This TiVo Research analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the Emmy® Award-winning TiVo service. TiVo Research gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in “play” speed. TiVo Research determined the Top Moments from the Republican Debate that resonated most with TiVo subscribers.

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