I absolutely cannot stand Sen. Ted Cruz, but I’ll be the first to admit that he’s an intelligent person. Clearly you’re not someone who’s as disliked and loathed as he is – even by members of his own party – without being a smart (or at least crafty) individual. Of course, he’s also a sleazy and creepy individual with sociopathic tendencies, so those traits certainly play a role in his lack of popularity as well.
So when he tried to attack the values of Donald Trump in January by bashing him for being from New York, I’m fairly certain he knew, at that very moment, he had pretty much lost the Empire State.
Well, Republican Rep. Peter King, a New Yorker, had some rather choice words for his congressional colleague.
“Let me say something about the New York primary,” King said on The Joe Piscopo Show. “Any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined. Really, here’s a guy who refused to sign onto the 9/11 health care act for the cops and firemen. Here’s a guy who talks about New York values.”
“We’re tough, and to have some guy like Ted Cruz with cowboy boots walk around criticizing us,” he added. “Listen, I hope he gets the cold shoulder and other things from every New Yorker. Send him back where he belongs. He’s a phony.”
He also took a jab at Cruz by saying that part of “New York’s values” was shown in the response to the 9/11 attack.
For Peter King, criticizing Cruz is nothing new. The representative from New York is a fairly well-known critic of the Texas senator, clearly taking offense to the way Cruz has used the Senate to boost his own brand and set the foundation for his current presidential campaign.
But I can’t help but feel that this is a testament to the true nature of who Ted Cruz really is. Not only does he barely have any actual endorsements from his colleagues, but it’s rare that you’ll see members of a politician’s own party more or less admit that they can’t stand him.
I still go back to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s “endorsement” where he essentially said the only reason why he “endorsed” Cruz was because John Kasich was too far behind to challenge Donald Trump.
This is why Cruz has no business being president.
Putting aside his horrible policy stances, his religious fanaticism and his overall creepiness, how can Ted Cruz be a leader of an entire country when it seems that nearly anyone and everyone who knows him cannot stand him?
Listen to King’s comments below: