Rubio, Santorum attack Ted Cruz for supporting AMNESTY

According to the Dereka Hunter from the Daily Caller, Marco Rubio staffers are circulating a video suggesting that Ted Cruz supported Amnesty:

 
Here are the two Rubio staffer tweets Hunter cites:



 
Well since then Rick Santorum has decided to hit Cruz as well, citing a different video and saying Cruz supported amnesty:

 
And of course Brit Hume has jumped in as well:

 
But Amanda Carpenter who worked for Ted Cruz in the Senate at the time says he was not supporting amnesty, but rather exposing the Gang of Eight’s bill as being all about a path to citizenship:

So Ted Cruz was playing chess with his dishonest colleagues and exposing their lies. He wasn’t supporting a path to legalization for illegals.

Hunter quotes Cruz from the 2 min video above pointing out what he said does back up Amanda’s claims and I totally concur:

“And I’d like to make a final point to those advocacy groups that are very engaged in this issue and rightly concerned about addressing our immigration system and, in particular, about addressing the situation for the 11 million who are currently in the shadows. If this amendment is adopted to the current bill, the effect would be that those 11 million under this current bill would still be eligible for RPI status. They would still be eligible for legal status and indeed, under the terms of the bill, they would be eligible for LPR status as well so that they are out of the shadows, which the proponents of this bill repeatedly point to as their principal objective to provide a legal status for those who are here illegally to be out of the shadows. This amendment would allow that happen, but what it would do is remove the pathway to citizenship so that there are real consequences that respect the rule of law and that treat legal immigrants with the fairness and respect they deserve.”

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