During Saturday’s GOP debate, Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio “made a demonstrably and provably false declaration” regarding his position on Obama’s executive amnesty, as reported at Breitbart. Actually, he made two completely false statements before he made the statement explored at Breitbart.
This is what Rubio said:
“I want immigration reform to pass, I want people to be able to come out of the shadows, and he [Cruz] proposed an amendment that would have legalized people here. Not only that, he proposed doubling the number of green cards. He proposed a 500% increase on guest workers. Now his position is different. Now, now he is a passionate opponent of all those things. So he either wasn’t telling the truth then, or he isn’t telling the truth now…”
“I want immigration reform to pass, I want people to be able to come out of the shadows, and he [Cruz] proposed an amendment that would have legalized people here.”
As reported previously at TrevorLoudon.com,
In 2013, Ted Cruz wanted to expose the fact that ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ had nothing to do with ‘bringing people out of the shadows’ but had everything to do with getting them citizenship and the ability to vote. So Cruz created an amendment that would allow for legalization, but NOT a path to citizenship – knowing it would not pass and therefore exposing the Democrats for being hypocrites on this issue.
The democrats who call for Amnesty, you see, do not care about the plight of the immigrants. But they do care very much about those illegal immigrants as a potential voting block.
This is not the first time Marco Rubio blatantly lied about Cruz on this same issue, evidently believing as “sundance” does, that Americans are too stupid to do their own research.
“Not only that, he [Cruz] proposed doubling the number of green cards. He proposed a 500% increase on guest workers. Now his position is different. Now, now he is a passionate opponent of all those things.”
Ted Cruz has described himself as an “unapologetic proponent of legal immigration.” Cruz has not changed his position on legal immigration, but he wants to ensure that legal immigration via the H1-B program is “suspended until we can be certain that the program is no longer being abused.”
In Ted Cruz’s immigration plan, he delves deeply into restoring the “stated intent of the H-1B visa program.” This author encourages anyone who wants to scrutinize Cruz’s position on immigration simply read his proposal.
Breitbart’s Julia Hahn highlights Marco’s third lie.
“In response to attacks leveled against him by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rubio made a demonstrably and provably false declaration about his position on President Obama’s executive amnesty. Rubio even accused Cruz of ‘telling lies’ about his position on executive amnesty– even though nationally-televised video footage of Marco Rubio confirms Cruz’s allegation, and reveals that Rubio lied in front of a nation-wide viewing audience during tonight’s debate.”
Calling out Rubio on amnesty, Cruz said:
“Marco right now supports citizenship for 12 million people here illegally. I oppose citizenship… Marco has a long record when it comes to amnesty. In the state of Florida, as Speaker of the House, he supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. In addition to that, Marco went on Univision in Spanish and said he would not rescind President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office. I have promised to rescind every single illegal executive action, including that one.”
Rubio responded by jabbing Cruz, saying that he did not speak Spanish and further “accused Cruz of fabricating the entire account:”
“Look, this is a disturbing pattern now, because for a number of weeks now, Ted Cruz has just been telling lies,” Rubio said. “He lied about Ben Carson in Iowa (no, he didn’t). He lies about Planned Parenthood (no he didn’t). He lies about marriage (no, he didn’t). He’s lying about all sorts of things. And now he makes things up.”
So, Cruz responded to Rubio’s assertion that he could not speak Spanish…in Spanish: