Marco Rubio invoked “New York values” in a broader attack on Ted Cruz this morning, calling him a huge hypocrite.
“Ted has shown a propensity,” he told Chuck Todd, “throughout his career in the U.S. Senate, to take one position in front of one audience and then change his position in front of another. So he raises money in New York and then criticizes New York values.”
On illegal immigration, Rubio called Cruz a flip-flopped who talks tough but doesn’t have the record to back that up.
Moments later, Todd brought up the “New York values” line and asked Rubio what that phrase means to him.
Rubio said, “I’ve never used that phrase. I think we’re all Americans. I’m campaigning on behalf of American values.” He said the fact that Cruz uses that line but then fundraises in New York shows “the level of political calculation” that goes into his campaign.
Watch above, via NBC.
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