Ted Cruz Snaps Back at Christie: Some Politicians ‘Really Desperate to Get Their Names in the News’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been somewhat vocal criticizing Texas legislators who voted against a Hurricane Sandy relief, singling out Ted Cruz in particular.

On Fox & Friends this morning, Christie said Cruz’s talking point that the bill contained a lot of unrelated pork “is absolutely ridiculous.”

He said New Jersey legislators shouldn’t hold a grudge and be ready to vote on whatever hurricane relief Texas needs.

Cruz called into Fox & Friends later to discuss the response and rescue efforts, and he was asked to respond to Christie’s remarks that he and other Texas politicians were “playing politics.”

“I’m sorry that there are politicians,” Cruz said, “who seem really desperate to get their names in the news and are saying whatever they need to do that.”

He insisted that his focus right now is on saving lives in Texas, but also stood by his claim about unrelated spending being a large part of the Sandy bill. “Facts matter,” Cruz added.

Christie last night tweeted out a fact-check of Cruz’s claim that did a deep dive on what was in the bill:

Watch above, via Fox News.

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