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Rep. Peter King is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz — he threatened to poison himself if the Texas Republican becomes his party’s presidential nominee.
The moderate New York Republican, who has often had the moniker “RINO,” meaning “Republican in name only” thrown at him, delivered his threat Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Given that King had always been critical of Cruz, program co-host Joe Scarborough introduced the congressman as “Nassau County’s chairman for Ted Cruz for president.”
“First of all, in case anyone is confused, I am not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz,” he began. “And I think I’ll take cyanide if he got the nomination.”
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Watch the clip, via MSNBC.
Rep Peter King (R-NY) w/ the most Peter King interview ever: “I’d take cyanide if (Cruz) ever got the nomination”: https://t.co/2cQWnvj7NM
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 19, 2016
Folks on social media weren’t necessarily surprised.
@frankthorp Yeah, he hates Cruz but he’s ok with Democrats…
— TomJefferson (@TomJefferson30) April 19, 2016
— RKBA1911 (@RKBA1911) April 19, 2016
@frankthorp Makes me proud I voted for Cruz in my state’s primary. Hope he gets the nomination. Will Rep. King televise taking cyanide?
— InformNow (@InformedNow) April 19, 2016
— H L Kallio (@MergerProtected) April 19, 2016
— Tracy Pitts (@PittsTracy) April 19, 2016
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