Schumer: Trump 'right on the money' defending NY
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Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerBarr to testify before House Judiciary panel Graham won't call Barr to testify over Roger Stone sentencing recommendation Roger Stone witness alleges Trump targeted prosecutors in 'vile smear job' MORE (D-N.Y.) is slamming Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTed Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes' 'Medicare for All' will turn into health care for none Cruz 'impresses' his daughter with Chris Evans meeting MORE for attacking “New York values” and praising GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister 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.