Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach during a campaign event, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Cruz to Christie: ‘Go back to the beach’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) fired back at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his comments on Texas last week following the devastation of Houston by Hurricane Harvey.

Christie criticized Cruz’s request for federal aid last week in wake of the storm’s destruction.

In an interview with CNN, Christie called Cruz a hypocrite and accused him of “playing politics” when the latter opposed an approximately $50 billion relief package for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, which devastated areas of New York and New Jersey in 2012.

Cruz explained his opposition, noting that the relief package included funding for projects not related to hurricane relief.

Cruz did not mince words for his former rival, telling The New York Times that Christie should “go back to the beach.”

The conservative senator added that he is “quite confident that nobody in Texas gives a flip what Chris Christie has to say.”

“And it seems not many people in New Jersey do either,” he continued, seemingly referring to Christie’s low approval ratings in New Jersey.

Cruz can now add the disliked Governor of the Garden State to the list of he’s roasted.


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