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Ted Cruz Annihilates Establishment NY RINO Peter King’s Shameful Politicization of Hurricane Harvey [VIDEO]

Establishment RINO stooge [score]Peter King[/score] recently launched a series of political attacks against Texas Senator [score]Ted Cruz[/score] even as people in Houston fight for safety after being pounded by Hurricane Harvey.

Peter King, a big government liberal masquerading as a Republican who has an “F” Liberty Score at Conservative Review, 30% out of a possible 100%, is still butthurt that Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative, voted against a wasteful, pork-laden bill that would have funded relief for Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast in 2012.

King tried the game of virtue signaling to try to paint himself as morally superior to Cruz, stating that he would vote to fund Hurricane Harvey recovery funding even though Cruz voted against the Sandy boondoggle:

In an interview on CNBC Monday, Cruz was originally dismissive of King’s slimy attacks:

“There’ll be plenty of time for politics and I’m not going to worry about political sniping. My focus here is on the tragedy that is unfolding, on the people whose lives are in jeopardy, and the people who need help. The silliness of Washington can wait for another time.”  

The reporter presses further, asking the Texas senator if he’d gained a “new perspective” now that the natural disaster has hit his home turf, trying to trap him into admitting that refusing to fund the Sandy bill was regrettable.

But Ted Cruz refused to take the bait, noting that two-thirds of the Sandy funding bill was pork-barrel spending completely unrelated to the disaster:

“No, of course not. As I said at the time, hurricane funding is a very important federal responsibility and I would have eagerly supported funding for that. But I didn’t think it was appropriate to engage in pork-barrel spending where two-thirds of that bill was unrelated spending that had nothing to do with Sandy and was simply politicians wasting money.”

“That shouldn’t happen. The focus of emergency relief shouldn’t be cynical politicians trying to fund their pet projects. It should be providing relief to people in crisis.”

Ted Cruz is correct, and Peter King should be ashamed of himself for the smear.

As the NY Post reported on December 15, 2012, the Sandy relief boondoggle included funding like $150 million for Alaska fisheries, $5.2 million for the Obama Department of Justice, and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution in DC, which was unaffected by the hurricane.

The Post’s graphic provides an excellent summary:

Obama Sandy aid bill filled with holiday goodies unrelated to storm damageObama Sandy aid bill filled with holiday goodies unrelated to storm damage

Of course, if they wanted Ted Cruz’s vote, they could have removed the ridiculous waste, but that’s never an option for big government liberals like Peter King.


About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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