NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bronx officials fired back Sunday after Sen. Ted Cruz took a swipe at the borough during a speech to a conservative group.
Cruz, a Texas Republican, drew the ire of many New York politicians after bashing the Bronx during a speech at the Americans For Prosperity’s 8th Annual “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas Saturday night, CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported.
Cruz said he felt he has been lectured by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on border security, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
“I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx,” Cruz said to laughter. “But it’s a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande.”