Ted Cruz: Dems’ Filibuster Of DHS Funding After Court Rules Obama Amnesty Illegal ‘Height Of Irresponsibility’

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Washington, DC

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling on Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that blocks President Obama’s executive amnesty in the wake of the federal court ruling to halt Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants.

“The Senate Democrats who are filibustering Department of Homeland Security funding should look hard at this ruling,” Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday. “At a time when we face grave national security threats, at home and abroad, it is the height of irresponsibility for the Democrats to block this funding in an extreme attempt to save Obama’s amnesty, which a federal judge has just declared illegal.”

All Democrats in the U.S. Senate have so far stood united behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. According to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), they plan to continue to block the DHS funding bill that would stop Obama’s executive amnesty.

“Schumer: Despite court decision, Dems still ‘united’ in view that DHS $$ ‘should not be used as a ransom by Republicans, period,’” the pro amnesty community’s go-to-reporter Seung Min Kim Tweeted on Tuesday, quoting Schumer.

Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have come under particular personal scrutiny, and neither one of their offices has responded to request from Breitbart News as to whether they plan to stand with the Washington liberals of their party moving forward now that the executive amnesty is, in Cruz’s words, “illegal.”

Cruz, meanwhile, says the court ruling against executive amnesty is a very big win for those who love the rule of law in America. 

“The Texas court decision reached last night is a major turning point in the fight to stop Obama’s lawless amnesty,” Cruz said in his statement.

Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton are leading a coalition of 26 states to block the illegal executive actions and to protect our states, cities, and communities. This is a major victory for the rule of law; the District Court’s ruling states that President Obama must now stop implementing these policies in “any and all aspects.” Last summer we saw a humanitarian crisis on our southern border that was a direct consequence of Obama’s previous amnesty. Republicans are now standing together to try to ensure that it never happens again.