Ted Cruz was on with Laura Ingraham today where she asked him to respond to Marco Rubio’s comments where he was explaining what he had learned from the American people after being part of the gang of eight in pushing comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate a couple of years ago. Rubio suggested that what he’s learned is they can’t pass comprehensive immigration bills, but rather that they have to prove to the American people that the border is secure and working and that illegal immigration numbers are way down before they will sign off on mre immigration reforms.
But Ted Cruz said this isn’t rocket science, that it was just as clear back then what the American people were saying as it is now and that he has an issue with people who do one thing and then say something completely different. He says that’s a cause for a good amount of skepticism.
Cruz also points out that while Rubio says he’s big on border enforcement now, he voted against every enforcement amendment that was offered in the Senate judiciary committee with his gang of eight Republican colleagues as well as the Democrats.
It was an excellent response by Cruz and one you should definitely listen to below:
As Cruz points out, this isn’t something from 10 or 15 years ago. This was just 2 years ago in the Senate when Rubio stood with the gang of eight and voted for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
I remember at the time I never thought Rubio would actually go through with a vote for the bill, believing that he was only fighting for immigration reform to prepare himself for a run for president and that at the end of the day he’d do the right thing.
But then he voted for it and that was something I just couldn’t support.
That’s why Rubio is not in my top tier of candidates because I just don’t know if he is trustworthy on this issue any longer.
Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is as good as they get on this issue and that’s why he is my top candidate for president.