Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz-Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

Evan McMurry

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself.

“President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and I’m sure from his perspective the border seems secure. I would invite Harry Reid to come with me down Texas and see the border.”

“I’ll tell you who is holding these kids ransom,” Cruz continued, “Harry Reid and the president, because their view is don’t do anything to fix the problem. He mentions comprehensive immigration reform. The Gang of Eight bill is one of the causes of this problem. What the kids are saying they are coming because they believe they’ll get amnesty. Part of the Gang of Eight bill promising amnesty.”…



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Related: “These children, while they’re here, we need to care for them well, we need to demonstrate American values.” (video)

…“It’s critical, as well, that we need to uphold the rule of law,” Cruz said. “The reason these children are coming is they believe they’ll get amnesty. As long as that promise of amnesty is there, more and more children will come, and more and more children will be brutalized, physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, by violent drug cartels, the coyotes who are bringing them in.”…



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