Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mentioned Friday that he wasn’t significantly sympathetic towards Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who was criticized for a visit to Cancun earlier this week whereas his residence state of Texas suffered from blackouts brought on by excessive winter climate.
Speaking with host Guy Benson on Fox News Radio, Christie addressed the numerous memes and photograph mashups that had been created from photos of Cruz on the airport ― together with one which positioned the Texas senator alongside Christie on a New Jersey seashore.
In 2017, Christie was photographed on the seashore after closing all seashores within the state resulting from a price range deadlock, making him the topic of criticism and quite a few memes himself.
“I have sympathy for anyone in public life with a family who faces those kind of really difficult decisions on a regular basis, and I faced them a couple of times when I was governor,” Christie mentioned, after telling Benson that he’d seen the meme of himself and Cruz. “And I made mistakes at times because I was thinking more like a father than about the full-time job that I had. So I have sympathy in that. But I will tell you that it’s hard to have sympathy for Ted Cruz, because Ted was right on board making fun of me back in 2017 when I had that incident on the beach.”
Christie speculated that the media was “piling on” Cruz for his gaffe partially as a result of “the media loves to pile on Republicans,” but additionally as a result of “Ted has just not been a very likable guy.”
“He’s taken every chance he can to take shots at people on both sides of the aisle over the course of his career,” Christie mentioned. “So … when you decide that’s what you want to do, especially on personal matters, there’s not going to be a ton of people running to your defense.”
For his half, Cruz defended his determination to go to Cancun by claiming that he needed to be a “good dad” for his daughters, who had requested to make a journey with their buddies resulting from faculty cancellations.
Text messages from Cruz’s spouse, Heidi Cruz, seen by The New York Times seem to point a grander getaway initially deliberate by the household. The senator returned to Texas on Thursday after information of his departure ushered in a wave of criticism.
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