Slam book update: Rep. Pete King hates Ted Cruz

Slam book update: Rep. Pete King hates Ted Cruz
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[Ed. – Now that’s a sober, considered political evaluation I can use.]

New York Rep. Peter King  (R [NY]) on Tuesday offered his harshest words yet for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz , slamming the Texas senator on the day of his state’s primary.

“Well, first of all, in case anybody gets confused, I’m not endorsing Ted Cruz, I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I’ll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination,” King said to open his appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” prompting a mixture of laughs and mild exclamations from co-hosts. …

MSNBC host Chuck Todd pressed the lawmaker about his hedging on endorsing a candidate, asking, “What is the fear, what is your fear? Why won’t you endorse John Kasich?”

“It’s not a fear. I endorsed Marco Rubio , and he lost, and I stopped,” King said. “If I thought that John Kasich had a viable chance, I’d come out and endorse him.”

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