• NY Gov Cuomo: Cruz’s ‘New York Values’ Attack Was Offensive, ‘Anti-American’

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) blasted Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday following the GOP presidential debate during which Cruz berated Donald Trump for holding socially liberal “New York values.”

    “Not only what he said is anti-New York, it’s anti-American,” Cuomo said during his appearance on CNN’s New Day. “I think it’s sad, disturbing for all Americans, not just for New York.”

    Cuomo said Cruz won’t win the nomination by isolating people.

    “He is practicing the politics of division. He’s trying to divide people. He’s trying to divide this country. It doesn’t work. In 30 seconds he offended gays, he offended women, he offend 18 million people and he offended one of the largest congressional delegations in this country. You can’t govern like that. You can’t win a campaign like that. He’s only getting worse and the discussion is only degenerating.”

    “What he said — he was offensive to gays. I don’t believe this country is hostile to gays. I don’t believe it’s hostile to women,” He added. “The concept of this country is, we accepted people from different religions, different countries and we made one, E Pluribus Unum — all in, we form one country, one nation. This is the opposite. I’m going to try to divide us one by one, pro-choice from anti-choice women, straight people from gay people. It’s disturbing and it doesn’t work. This is why this country is gridlocked.”

    “There are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York. But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, focus around money and the media,” Cruz said during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. “Not a lot of conservatives come out of New York.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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