Establishment Texas GOP senate candidate David Dewhurst has a record on immigration and border security most conservatives would find execrable. He has supported sanctuary cities, was against e-verify, has said on record “it would not be practical” to deport illegal immigrants, is for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, and has not taken a clear position on a border fence.
And today the Dewhurst campaign released a radio ad that claims opponent Ted Cruz supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, right before the Texas senate primary on Tuesday. “Cruz helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants,” a voice actress states.
Yet Cruz, who has been endorsed by the likes of Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Pat Toomey, has said he “categorically opposes amnesty” on more than one occasion. He successfully defended Texas’s and the nation’s sovereignty against the World Court and 90 nations who sought to prevent Texas from executing an illegal immigrant who had raped and murdered two Texas teenagers. He also authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of 10 states in Lopez v. Gonzales, urging the strictest enforcement of laws punishing those with prior felony convictions who entered the country illegally.
The Dewhurst campaign is all hat and no cattle, and this ad is an example of his campaign, as they say in Texas, pissing on people’s boots and telling them it’s raining.