Top Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz has replied calls for his apology, based on his ‘New York values’ statement to real estate mogul and GOP poll leader, Donald Trump.
Cruz was slammed by a lot of people based on his statement. Donald Trump, some New York Democrats, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio. Surprisingly, former secretary of state and top democratic party candidate, Hillary Clinton also joined in slamming Cruz’s remarks.
Cruz responds, using the situation to his advantage
The Texas senator and top candidate to win the Iowa caucus said: “It’s been an interesting 24 hours where [they] have all demanded an apology because apparently they’re unhappy about acknowledging that they have embraced New York values. And so I’ve heard their demands, and I am happy to give them an apology.” Cruz made the statement at “The Sean Hannity Show” on Friday.
“I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been abandoned by liberal politicians. I apologize for the working men and women of New York who are denied jobs — jobs that have been plentiful just south of Pennsylvania — because Governor Cuomo bans fracking. I apologize to all the pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-Second Amendment New Yorkers who Governor Cuomo brazenly told have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are,” Cruz continued.
Cruz continues, hitting on liberal policies and the anti-fracking policy
At a separate event, Ted continues his supposed apology to New Yorkers. He focused on liberal policies and anti-fracking.
“I apologize to all of the African American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a life line to the American dream, and I apologize to all the cops and firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue,” Cruz to reporters.
He ended by pledging to help New Yorkers. He claimed he would reverse policies that “do not” help the working men and women of this country but instead further the elite liberal views that have taken this country down a path that is not working.”