posted at 06:50
Author Name: Hunter Walker
NYC Politicians Slam Ted Cruz For Bashing The Bronx
Local officials in New York City did not take kindly to comments Sen. Ted Cruz made about the Bronx on Saturday. "Now, I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande," Cruz said. Diaz said Cruz needs to "Grow up." "Ted Cruz's willingness to traffic in the outdated stereotypes of past decades is disgusting, and is totally devoid of truth," said Diaz. "The Bronx has seen unprecedented positive growth in recent years, and Senator Cruz's infantile attempt to score cheap political points by slandering our borough is revolting, and unworthy of the title of United States Senator. Grow up, Senator Cruz.". Mahen Gunaratna, an aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Diaz's spokesman, John DeSio, pointed out Cruz's home state has its own issues with crime. Diaz and Mark-Viverito described Cruz's view of the Bronx as inaccurate. Business Insider reached out to a spokesperson for Cruz about the criticism from officials in New York.

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