Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for the senator, told a conservative website that the Texas Republican’s 2010 speech was substantively correct.

“It’s curious that the New Yorker would dredge up a three-year-old speech and call it ‘news,’” Frazier told The Blaze.

“Regardless, Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans.”

The New Yorker article came as media reports have discussed what The New York Times called Cruz’s “brash” entrance to the Senate.