Immediately after Ted Cruz spoke critically of Donald Trump in the senator’s address at the Republican National Convention, Rep. Peter King was quick – and even vulgar – in rebuttal.
In an on-camera interview with NBC News, King called Cruz “a fraud” – “not a true conservative” – and said Cruz “disqualified himself from ever being president of the United States.” And when off-camera, King didn’t mind his language, calling Cruz “an a**hole.”
Apparently, the New Yorker who’s been in Congress for 23 years isn’t alone in that opinion. On the late morning of July 21, Sean Spicer – chief strategist and communications director of the Republican National Committee – told CNN that he agrees with King’s opinion of Cruz. And in the same sense of vulgarity, too.
“I’d probably use the same verbiage.”
Here’s Spicer’s interview:
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 21, 2016
In his address to the convention on the previous night, Cruz withheld from endorsing Trump, his opponent in the presidential primary. The crowd began booing and shouting “endorse Trump!” after Cruz closed his address with this statement:
“If you love your country, and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience. Vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the constitution.”
Shortly after, his wife Heidi Cruz had to be escorted out of the arena by security after being harassed, CNN reported.
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