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Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerCruz: 'Schumer and the Democrats want a shutdown' GOP fundraiser enters crowded primary for Pa. Senate seat Dems: Trump risks government shutdown over border wall MORE (D-N.Y.) is slamming Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzNet neutrality fight descends into trench warfare Secret Service: No guns at Trump NRA speech Cruz: Breaking up 9th Circuit Court ‘a possibility’ MORE for attacking “New York values” and praising GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Bush ethics lawyer: Trump should strip Flynn of military title Dems might begin again with Kamala Harris and California MORE for defending his home state.
“I’m a Democrat, but Donald Trump did a very good job defending New York,” Schumer told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday.
“I’d like Ted Cruz to go talk about New York values to the firefighters who rushed to the towers on 9/11, and the police and EMTs, to the brave New York police officers who keep our streets safe,” he added.
Schumer also noted that Cruz’s wife worked for Goldman Sachs.
“Maybe he wants to go to Wall Street and talk about New York values, you know, where his wife worked,” Schumer said.
After Cruz attacked Trump this week for representing “New York values,” Trump defended himself at Thursday’s GOP presidential debate by invoking the city’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“I think [Cruz] hurt himself and he deserved to, and Trump, gotta give him credit, was right on the money in his response,” Schumer said.
Schumer also referred to a New York Daily News front page showing the Statue of Liberty giving Cruz the middle finger.
“He will be now forever on the front page of the Daily News memorialized, because they had the Statue of Liberty, and she made a gesture in Cruz’s direction,” Schumer said.
As for the Senate, Schumer touted the body’s bipartisan work in December, including passage of a transportation bill. Schumer said the work would be a sign of a productive year ahead.
“I think things are going to be a little better in the next 12 months,” he said.