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GOP Rep. Goes Off on Ted Cruz: He's a 'Fraud', 'Kamikaze Pilot' and 'Those I've Spoken to Think He's Crazy


"I've never seen anyone as unpopular in Republican circles as Ted Cruz."

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) (Credit: Getty Images)

Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.) made it abundantly clear on Wednesday that he does not care for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Appearing on CNN, King called the Texas Republican a "fraud" and compared him to a "kamikaze pilot" who is only concerned about his own self-interests.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 9: U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria. Credit: Getty Images

He said Cruz's 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech was like the "Charge of the Light Brigade" or a "kamikaze pilot."

"He's not standing on principle, I don't know what he's standing on," King said. "But he's standing for a strategy that can't work. It's going to personally help him as far as his political status, but it's going to be bad for the county, bad for the Republican Party."

When he was asked if his constituents would want him to defund Obamacare, even if it meant a government shutdown, the congressman told Anderson Cooper "no" and "those I've spoken to think he's crazy."

At the end of the day, Cruz is nothing more than a "medicine man selling goods he knows are phony goods," according to King.

But he still wasn't done bashing his fellow Republican.

Congressman King claimed that Cruz has been trying to intimidate members of the GOP with "implicit threats of primaries" if they don't vote the right way.

"I've never seen anyone as unpopular in Republican circles as Ted Cruz," King said.

(H/T: Mediaite)


On the blog: King lambastes Cruz speech as a "form of governmental terrorism"

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