Rep. King: NY won't 'abandon' Texas despite 'hypocrite' Ted Cruz

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Several of New York's congressional representatives are pledging to support federal relief for hurricane-stricken Texas, even though some of their Texas counterparts voted against aid for Superstorm Sandy victims.

Massive flooding and devastation has been reported in Houston and other areas in southeastern Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm. Texans will require millions of dollars in federal relief following the storm.

Some lawmakers have pointed out that when New York needed the same after Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) voted against it.

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) hasn't forgiven Cruz for it, and last night he sent a reminder to the junior senator from Texas. King tweeted that he'll vote for Harvey aid, saying "NY won't abandon Texas."

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) retweeted King's message and said she'd do the same.

"Ted Cruz was one of the leaders of trying to keep New York and Long Island and New Jersey from getting the funding we needed, and now he's the first one in asking for aid for Texas," Rep. King says. "But as badly as I feel toward Ted Cruz, and what a hypocrite he is, I'm not going to take it out on the people of Texas."

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) both say that they, too, will support federal funding for Harvey relief.

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