Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough.
During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security.
He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande."
Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked, also has the Bronx included in that. And so shame on him. It's just amazing of him. He's an intellectual. I would like to think it's some type of humor. People like to blame it on ignorance but I think that what this guy did was disgusting."
Diaz Jr. previously released a statement saying the the Bronx has seen unprecedented growth in recent years and called Cruz's comments revolting.