Ted Cruz Insults New York
He took aim at the Bronx, but this won’t help the Texas senator get the New York vote.
ity pols blasted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday for taking a swipe at the Bronx in a speech to a conservative group.
Cruz (R-Tex.) invoked the borough’s bad old days, saying he was tired of hearing Yankee pols like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “lecture” on immigration.
“Now, I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it’s a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande,” he said in a speech Saturday to the group Americans for Prosperity.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, whose district includes part of the Bronx, retorted: “It’s sad that Ted Cruz would use tired and wrong stereotypes about the Bronx to try advance his extreme political agenda.”
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called the comments “disgusting.”[su_sky_ad]