Peter King Boycotting GOP Fundraiser Headlined By Cruz

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will follow through on his vow to not help Republicans who voted against a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, telling BuzzFeed in a story published Tuesday that he’s skipping a GOP fundraiser that will be headlined by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

As he has for the last several months, King rejected the idea of “acknowledging people who are voting against us in our hour of need.” Cruz voted against a Sandy aid measure that passed the Senate in January and will headline a Wednesday fundraiser that will raise money for New York Republicans.

“Once I found it was him,” King told BuzzFeed. “I decided not to go. I don’t know if I would have gone or not because of scheduling things, but that made it easy once I found out it was Ted Cruz.”

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