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Peter King: I’m Getting Angry, ‘Perverse’ Calls from Ted Cruz Supporters

Republican Congressman Peter King really does not like Ted Cruz, and he has absolutely no problem speaking his mind on the subject. Just this week, after Cruz announced his presidential run, King very strongly called Cruz a “carnival barker.”

Oh, and he also said he’d “jump off that bridge” if Cruz gets the GOP nomination.

Well, while Cruz himself has chosen not to respond to King, his supporters are giving the New York Republican a piece of their minds. And King released a statement, obtained by The Washington Post, speaking out about the “vulgar, rabid and adolescent type-phone calls my office has received from Cruz supporters.”

He’s particularly disgusted with how his female staffers and interns are listening to “these perverse rantings.”

And while King didn’t blame Cruz for his supporters’ “puerile” calls, he did make this observation about them:

Frankly I can not imagine supporters of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, or other candidates reacting so disgracefully. Clearly, Sen. Cruz has many decent and honorable supporters. At the same time though we must ask why he has such an unusual appeal to this low denominator in American politics.

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