Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shared a Justin Bieber joke with conservatives during a speech on Thursday, joking that he had earned a lot of "notoriety" since he appearance in the Senate.

"I would note that Justin Bieber and I both were born in Canada, and again there are more than a few of my colleagues who wish the both of us would self-deport," he joked.

Cruz spoke at a national security conference hosted by Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.