We had a post get a lot of angry responses from our readers this weekend under the headline, “Ted Cruz’s immigration plan sounds a lot like Marco Rubio’s…”
Basically, I pointed out that Ted Cruz’s immigration plan sounded just like what Marco Rubio is saying now. While I didn’t say it explicitly, many inferred from the post that we were saying Cruz copied his immigration plan from Marco Rubio.
This inference is incorrect, and we’d like to clarify that.
The Ted Cruz campaign reached out to us and politely informed us that wanting to pass strong border enforcement before addressing the rest of immigration policy has been his plan for a long time. He was advocating for this plan even when Rubio joined the “Gang of Eight” on their controversial immigration plan that included a “pathway to citizenship.”
They sent us this video where Cruz talks about it in June of 2013:
We appreciate the clarification from the Cruz campaign, and we apologize for any confusion our original post caused.
Also, you rock our socks off, Ted Cruz.