Senator Ted Cruz is on fire this week. First he put his foot in the mouth of the CNN reporter. Now Ted Cruz schools Chris Christie and calls him a desperate politician.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the same claim that the CNN reporter did when he criticized Cruz for voting no to a Hurricane Sandy relief bill in 2012.
Many have called Cruz a hypocrite for voting no to the Hurricane Sandy bill while asking for federal aid while Texas deals with Hurricane Harvey. Christie even said the only reason Cruz voted against the bill was so he could lay claim to being the “most conservative” Senator. Cruz claims the bill was “filled with pork.”
Per Daily Caller:
“I’m sorry there are politicians out there who seem really desperate to get their names in the news,” Cruz responded on Fox News Wednesday morning, “and are saying whatever they need to do that.”
“We have a crisis on the ground where people are hurting right now, who are in harm’s way, whose lives and families are in jeopardy,” he continued. “And I’ll tell you, my focus — and I wish the focus of others — would be on saving the lives that are being threatened.”
Cruz denounced people taking “political shots and snipes” during a natural disaster, but again explained why he chose to vote against the Sandy bill.
“Facts matter, and a simple fact is that that Sandy bill was over $50 billion and 70 percent of it was non-emergency,” he said. “30 percent of the funding was emergency funding for the victims of Sandy–part of that spending bill was money for fisheries in Alaska!”
Governor Chris Christie seems determined to go after Ted Cruz. He left Senator Cruz no choice but to fire back after he made those types of allegations against Cruz.