Ted ‘New York Values’ Cruz comes to Manhattan to rustle up votes
Let’s home New Yorkers remember what he’s said.
Speaking to supporters at 3 West Club, a private event space, the Texas senator earned a warm reception in a city with which he has had a fraught relationship.
In January, Mr. Cruz attacked Donald J. Trump for having “New York values,” citing his history of left-leaning positions. Mr. Trump defended himself in part by invoking the city’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
On Wednesday, Mr. Cruz garnered raucous cheers for a stump speech peppered with allusions to New York politics, including debates over fracking and charter schools.
“The people of New York understand firsthand the liberal, left-wing values of New York politicians,” he told reporters. “The people of New York have suffered under the liberal, left-wing values of New York politicians.”
He rifled through a laundry list of local Democrats, disparaging Anthony D. Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Representative Charlie B. Rangel.