Huckabee slams Cruz for campaigning at home of gay NYC businessmen

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joined the growing number of Republicans criticizing rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky MORE by attacking him for meeting with gay businessmen despite being a staunch opponent of gay marriage.

Huckabee on Wednesday tweeted a link to a New York Times article about the meeting, saying "I'll never play political games with my faith."

"We shouldn't say one thing for votes, and another for NYC money," he added.

The story, published in April 2015, describes how two prominent gay hotel owners hosted Cruz for a meet and greet in their New York City penthouse.

According to the article, Cruz softened his tone during the event in order to court the more moderate Republicans, saying he wouldn't love his daughters any less if they were gay and that he believed marriage laws should be determined by the states.

Cruz has taken heavy criticism after he attacked "New York values" despite relying on donors in the city for campaign contributions.