Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage ‘The cake was baked from the start’

Cruz undercuts and assails Republican congressional leadership on the strategy of tying Homeland Security funding to stopping President OBama’s “amnesty” for certain illegal immigrants.

Click here to read the full March 2, 2015 article from WND.com and see the video of Ted Cruz discussing the way congressional Republicans should have taken a different non-essential agency hostage.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”

The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November.

Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday.

WND kicked off the conversation by asking: Why won’t GOP leaders fight amnesty?

If the GOP leadership had really wanted to stop amnesty, Cruz explained, they would not have attached the provision defunding Obama’s amnesty to the DHS funding bill.

They would have attached it to a bill defunding the Environmental Protection Agency, “or some other non-essential agency.”

He described such agencies as “hostages the GOP could afford to hold.”

 

Ted Cruz: Senate Democrats should abandon immigration funding stand

The Austin American-Statesman reported the following on February 18, 2015:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday called on Senate Democrats to abandon their filibuster of funding for the Department of Homeland Security when the Senate reconvenes Monday, saying their determined effort to maintain funding for President Barack Obama’s immigration orders makes no sense now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked their implementation.

“There is no reason whatsoever for Senate Democrats to jeopardize Homeland Security funding given that this program has been declared illegal,” said Cruz, the junior senator from Texas who has found himself in the thick of past shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill.