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Ted Cruz to N.Y. pro-lifers not welcome by Gov. Cuomo: 'March on down to Texas'

Sen. Ted Cruz invites New York pro-lifers to Texas to escape Andrew Cuomo.
Sen. Ted Cruz invites New York pro-lifers to Texas to escape Andrew Cuomo.
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On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz had a short message to New York pro-lifers deemed persona non grata by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Come down to Texas, he told them in a tweet.

"New York pro-lifers in DC for @March_for_Life may not be welcomed back by @NYGovCuomo, but you're always welcome to march on down to Texas," he tweeted.

"I would love to come live in Texas. It's very frustrating to keep seeing all the stuff that Cuomo is doing," one person said in response.

And it seems there's room in Texas for pro-life conservatives from other states, Twitchy reported.

"On my way from Minnesota. Make room for a fellow conservative," another person said.

Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, revealed his inner fascist when he declared that pro-life conservatives are extremists who "have no place" in his home state.

"The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are," he told Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom.”

By that definition, not even Pope Francis is welcome to visit the Empire State as he opposes abortion -- something at least one MSNBC host was shocked to learn.

Cuomo has come under withering fire from conservatives, with talk show host Sean Hannity declaring that could not wait to get out of the state, adding that he and his wife have decided to leave at some point.

Talk show host Glenn Beck compared Cuomo to former Alabama governor George Wallace, while others compared him to Hitler and Stalin.

Cuomo has not apologized for his comments, but his office has backtracked, claiming Cuomo didn't say what he said.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and high-profile Republicans are demanding that Cuomo apologize for his divisive and controversial remarks.

“I call for the governor to apologize to good conservatives and Catholics, who in fact he was saying have no place in New York state,” said New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

“We had hoped that following a period of reflection Governor Cuomo would have realized just how offensive his words were and promptly retracted his statements. Unfortunately, even after five days, this was not to be," added Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.

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