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GOP Rep. Peter King: Cruz a ‘Carnival Barker’ Who Shouldn’t Be President

It didn’t take long after Ted Cruz‘s presidential announcement today for the Texas Republican to get some heat from his own party, with Peter King––on record as being not a big fan of Cruz––releasing a statement saying in no uncertain terms he’s unfit to be the next president.

In the statement, King says the GOP should “be able to find a more qualified candidate than Ted Cruz.”

He goes on to say, “Shutting down the federal government, reading Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor are the marks of a carnival barker, not the leader of the free world.”

King, of course, is considering a 2016 run as well, and he’s said he would run just to stop Cruz or Rand Paul from taking the GOP in the wrong direction.

You can watch CNN reporting on King’s statement here:

[h/t The Right Scoop]
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