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GOP Rep. Pete King: NY Won’t ‘Abandon’ Texas Despite ‘Hypocrite’ Ted Cruz’s Vote Against Sandy Aid

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GOP Rep. Pete King: NY Won’t ‘Abandon’ Texas Despite ‘Hypocrite’ Ted Cruz’s Vote Against Sandy Aid





Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Saturday that he’ll vote for emergency relief for Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, while calling out the hypocrisy of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who both voted against an aid package for New York and New Jersey following 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

“Ted Cruz was one of the leaders of trying to keep New York and Long Island and New Jersey from getting the funding we needed, and now he’s the first one in asking for aid for Texas,” King said, according to a local New York news outlet.

“But as badly as I feel toward Ted Cruz, and what a hypocrite he is, I’m not going to take it out on the people of Texas.”

King also took to Twitter to criticize Cruz for his hypocrisy.



The Hill added:

Cruz and Cornyn pressed the Trump administration in a letter Friday to make a major disaster order and provide “any and all protective measures” for Texas.

Cruz said Sunday further devastation from flooding is expected as rain continues to fall.

“This is a 500-year flood and Harvey is predicted to stay here and keep dumping a significant amount of water on the region that is going to put even greater pressure [on the state],” Cruz told Fox News’s Eric Shawn.

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