Man I am so sick of the media today. It’s constant Cruz bashing everywhere, whether on Fox News or CNN. Seriously, my head is about to explode over Rubio now being the chosen golden child who is the only one who has the chance to take out Trump. Cruz is on a downward spiral and might as well just get out of the race now or something.
And while the bashing is bad enough, some are blatantly lying about Cruz’s interview last night on the BillO show. Like CNN host Poppy Harlow.
In this segment clip below, Poppy Harlow claims Cruz has flip flopped on deportation, now advocating sending out a deportation force to knock on doors and arrest illegals. Unfortunately the blogger representing Cruz did a poor job defending his position.
First of all, having ICE look for illegals who have committed crimes is NOT the same thing as having ICE agents (or jackboots) going door to door looking for illegals. C’mon. Tell me what law enforcement agency doesn’t actively look for people committing crimes? It’s what they do!
On this point I thought the Cruz defender, Krystal Heath, did okay.
But then Poppy Harlow took it a step further and completely mischaracterized Cruz’s interview with BillO, saying:
Krystal it’s really important that we clarify here because he actually did talk about ICE in that interview with Bill O’Reilly last night. But let me read you what else he said.
Bill O’Reilly said ‘And you, President Cruz, are going to send the feds to his house, take him out, put him on a plane back to Ireland,’ talking about a hypothetical scenario of someone here illegally from Ireland.
And Cruz said ‘you better believe it’. So he was talking about going door to door last night.
No he wasn’t. Ugh. Harlow isn’t even giving the full context of BillO’s question either. Here it is:
So Tommy O’Malley from County Cork in Ireland is over here, and he overstays his visa, and he’s got a couple of kids and he’s settled into Long Island. And you, President Cruz, are going to send the feds to his house and take him out and put him on a plane back to Ireland?”
This is NOT about going door to door looking for illegals. This is about arresting someone who has overstayed their visa and deporting them. It’s not the same thing!
And if you’ll note Cruz’s full response, he says that right now we can’t even do that because we don’t know who is overstaying their visas:
You better believe it! Now right now we actually can’t do that because we don’t have a biometric entry/exit system. So we don’t know, when in your example, Tommy goes home.
Federal law right now requires a biometric entry/exit system on visas. The Obama administration refuses to enforce federal laws. As president, I will put that in place so we will know the day someone overstays their visa and be able to send law enforcement to apprehend them and send them home.
Watch for yourself. We’ve cued it up to 3:09 for you to hear this full exchange:
Look, does this really sound like Cruz is advocating going door to door looking for illegals under beds and in closets like a fascist jackbooted army? If you’re honest you will say no, it doesn’t. It’s obvious to anyone who watches it.
CNN host Poppy Harlow is not honest. She is completely lying about Ted Cruz’s position here in order to smear him and we are exposing her for it.