Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has little sympathy for Ted Cruz amid the livid backlash over his Cancun journey as a result of the Republican Senator ‘made enjoyable’ of him over his notorious seashore photos
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has little sympathy for Ted Cruz amid the livid backlash over his Cancun journey as a result of the Republican Senator ‘made enjoyable’ of him over his notorious seashore photos.
Christie was ridiculed in 2017 when photographs confirmed him lounging on a seashore that was closed throughout a state shutdown.
The pictures resurfaced final week and have become one of many many memes mocking Cruz for deciding to flee Texas to Mexico together with his household throughout a historic storm in his state that left thousands and thousands freezing and with out energy.
In an interview with Fox News Radio’s Man Benson on Friday, Christie says the media is piling on Cruz as a result of he has ‘simply not been a really likeable man’.
When requested in regards to the comparisons between his seashore pictures, he stated: ‘Hear, I’ve I’ve sympathy for anybody in public life with a household who faces these type of actually troublesome choices frequently, and I face them a few occasions after I was governor,’ he stated.
‘And I made errors at occasions as a result of I used to be pondering extra like a father than in regards to the full-time job that I had. So I’ve sympathy in that.
‘However I’ll inform you that, you realize, it is arduous to have sympathy for Ted Cruz as a result of, you realize, Ted was proper on board making enjoyable of me again in 2017 after I had that incident on the seashore. And that is why I feel you are seeing piling on.’
Christie was ridiculed in 2017 when photographs confirmed him lounging on Island Seashore State Park in New Jersey that was closed throughout a state shutdown
Christie’s seashore pictures resurfaced final week and have become one of many many memes mocking Cruz for deciding to flee Texas to Mexico together with his household throughout a historic storm that left thousands and thousands freezing and with out energy
Sen. Cruz’s spouse Heidi Cruz, 48, and couple’s youngsters Catherine and Caroline had been pictured on Friday on the $300-a-night Ritz Carlton resort.
Cruz flew again to Houston 24 hours after he landed in Cancun and admitted his journey was a mistake as he confronted intense scrutiny.
‘I began having second ideas virtually the second I sat down on the aircraft, as a result of on the one hand, all of us who’re mother and father have a accountability to handle our youngsters, handle our household. That is one thing Texans have been doing throughout the state,’ stated Cruz.
In an earlier assertion he stated he flew to Mexico as a result of his daughters had requested to make a journey and he was making an attempt to be a ‘good dad.’
Cruz carries his baggage again by Cancun Worldwide Airport to board his flight again to Houston. The Senator admitted his household journey was a mistake amid livid backlash
‘However I even have a accountability that I take very critically for the state of Texas and albeit, leaving when so many Texans had been hurting did not really feel proper and so I modified my return flight and flew again on the primary obtainable flight I might take,’ he added.
He additionally returned to face protesters outdoors his mansion calling on him to resign.
Of their house state, Texans noticed electrical energy payments surge as excessive as $17,000 after the storms triggered a 300-fold surge in demand and 14 million individuals had been struggling to get clear water.
Residents had been having to scrape snow off partitions to boil water to drink and wash and consultants warned the state faces a ‘well being disaster’.
No less than 30 individuals have died – together with a person who froze to loss of life in his recliner and others who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning making an attempt to remain heat.
The casualties in Houston included an 11-year-old Texas boy who died of suspected hypothermia in his household’s cellular house.
Cristian Pavon’s mom discovered him unresponsive, huddled underneath a pile of blankets, on Tuesday – after his house in Conroe misplaced energy final weekend as temperatures plunged to single digits.
The boy, who had no pre-existing situations, was pronounced lifeless on Tuesday afternoon. Simply hours earlier, he’d been excited to see snow for the primary time after transferring to the US from Honduras in 2019 to dwell together with his mother.
Mark Maybou scrapes snow from a wall and piles it right into a bucket to soften it into water in Austin, Texas, on Friday
Marie Maybou melts snow on the kitchen range in her house in Austin, Texas on Friday. She was utilizing the water to flush bathrooms in her house after town water stopped working
Vehicles line as much as obtain free water throughout a mass distribution drive at Delmar Stadium in Houston, Texas on Friday