October 1st, 2013
07:57 PM ET
10 months ago

King calls Cruz a "fraud," again

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King repeated his harsh refrain Tuesday evening, calling Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a "fraud."

On CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," the New York congressman said the ongoing government shutdown proves the Texas Republican's "defund" strategy never had a chance of stopping President Barack Obama's signature health care law.


Filed under: Peter King • Ted Cruz
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    All GOP idiots are FRAUDULENTS in our nation. Only way out is kick these animals in 2014. Period,.

    October 1, 2013 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Of course he is a fraud. He has shut the government down over a law passed in both houses, signed by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court. Being a Canadian might be Cruz's reason for not knowing about our government.

    October 1, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Well Pete. Your Tea Tard "friends" sure made life miserable for you huh? Maybe you should have counseled Boehner before he through in his lot with them?

    October 1, 2013 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    He is not only a fraud he's a Canadian lunatic.
    John Connelly's (Rutgers) story is also a lie. This guy's staff took material from a WSJ article and somehow they twisted the story from a student using Obamacare at present through his parent's insurance to not being able to find a job and other made up story.
    Turns out Connelly is against everything the Canadian stands for and he's speaking out against it.
    This foreigner really believes he can run for president of the US. I bet if he tried the same thing in Cuba he would be put in jail for even thinking that a Canadian can take over for any of the Castro brothers.

    October 1, 2013 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. danielwalldammit

    The GOP is at this point little more than a pack of well-placed terrorists. The Affordable Care Act is law. It has already been negotiated, and renegotiated, and litigated. They chose to hold the government hostage over this issue, and the effects are absolutely their responsibility. These people do NOT serve the American people; they serve their own coporate masters, and they will not suffer the American people a chance at staying afloat. They literally will not allow it.

    October 1, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. Neutral Observer

    Well Rep King, be that as it may, Cruz has my best interests more at heart than you do.

    October 1, 2013 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. joe

    you can add crazy to fraud for this clown. wake up GOP...that back your party from the nut cases.

    October 1, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. GOP =Greed Over People

    Now, now boys, either play nice, or one of you will have to leave the sandbox!

    Speaking of the sandbox, just read an interesting poll result, seems the generic election voting preference for any Dem is 43% vs. any GOP is 34%. Seems this is the highest rating the Dems have had against the GOP since 2009.

    But of course, this was a "skewed" poll with a liberal bias no doubt, wait until you GOPers get the real polls, from say, Rassmussen or Gallup. Oh wait, weren't those the two that had what's his face supposedly winning the Presidency? I am certain the fact that one of them being a FOX contributor had nothing to do with the polling process.

    So, by all means, keep up the work, and keep talking about those "chri$tian" values and searching for conservative "purity".

    I am guessing another 40+ bills attempting to repeal Obamacare(s), ought to do the trick, or maybe some more anti-abortion laws?

    October 1, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. boungiorno

    childish waste of time as we all slip away into the unknown

    October 1, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  10. What's in that tea anyway?

    Watch our Tea Baggers vilify this honest Republican. .....just watch, he's a RINO, he's not willing to destroy the economy and this president, he can't be a real CON-Sur-Va-tiv..... Its a wonder there are any IQ's above room temperature left in the GOP, as the maniacs are running the raucus caucus of revolutionaries – i.e. takin' amurika back from the minority socilizum luv'n muslims, and givin' it back to the amurikan luv'rs , datin' their cousin Ellie May

    October 1, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  11. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Cruz is a FRAUD and just a teaparty loser and probably a Canadian citizen who should never even been elected by the dumb GOP hick Texas voters, time to show the goof the door in his next election!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  12. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    I guess their are some GOP that put the country FIRST and it isn't the Canadian loser Cruz !!!!!

    October 1, 2013 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  13. Thomas

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a "fraud.".

    So was Sen. "Joe" McCarthy .

    History tends to repeat itself for those whom abuse there elected power .

    October 1, 2013 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  14. stars

    The truth hurt dont cruz. He is match to potus.

    October 1, 2013 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  15. just me

    He's right. He's trying to get a leg up in the primary battle, but he's right.

    October 1, 2013 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  16. Margo

    AMEN brother!

    October 1, 2013 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  17. MaryM

    Ted Cruz was spewing about shutting down the government all summer and he got the Tea people behind him and now he is nowhere to be seen except on Fox News. Cruz will pay a high political price for his spewing. King is correct, Cruz is a Fraud

    October 1, 2013 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  18. S. B. Stein

    I don't often agree with Peter King, but he does have a point. Cruz doesn't fully understand what is going on or the results of his (and other teapublicans) actions.

    October 1, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  19. wendel

    cruz needs to go back to Canada. the tea party is a bunch of unpatriotic looney tunes

    October 2, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  20. megyese

    8ruz is for the people. The dems need to get under control cause of how far they put us in dept. The cry babies just want to spend lick obama does. They need to get rid of obama care . I will take the pentaly instead.

    October 2, 2013 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  21. Maripil

    Rep. King is absolutely right to call Cruz a total fraud! Obamacare is the law! Republicans and the tea party are terrorist to not respect the law upheld by the constitution!

    October 2, 2013 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  22. megyese

    Cruz is for the people. The dems need to get under control cause of how far they put us in dept. The cry babies just want to spend like obama does. They need to get rid of obama care . I will take the pentaly instead.

    October 2, 2013 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  23. Winston Smith

    Fraud? Add bigot, racist, misguided, maladjusted, incredibly ignorant and egotist to the mix. That sums up this poor excuse for a human being in spades.

    October 2, 2013 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  24. U.S.M.C. 1371

    That never stopped king from opening his big mouth

    October 2, 2013 05:57 am at 5:57 am |
  25. Alan S.

    It's all about Ted Cruz and Zero about Obamacare. Cruz would have used anything to get National Attention. Send him packing back home to Canada he isn't an American as far as many people are concerned!

    October 2, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |