Senator Ted Cruz continues to criticize Donald Trump on the campaign trail, pointing out that the billionaire was “nowhere to be found” when it came to fighting Congress’s effort to combat the amnesty effort pushed by the Senate “Gang of Eight.”
“We were on the verge of losing this fight, and 12 million people here illegally would be granted amnesty. And yet when that fight was being fought, Donald was nowhere to be found,” he said according to Politico’s Katie Glueck who attended a Cruz rally in Whitefield, N.H.
Cruz added that he appreciated Trump for talking about illegal immigration but questioned his commitment to the issue.
“If you didn’t stand up and fight amnesty when the stakes were live or die, when the stakes were, ‘Do we lose this permanently or do we win?’ then I would suggest as voters you have reason to doubt the credibility of the promises of a political candidate who discovered the issue after he announces for president,” he said.
Trump was not an elected official in the 2013 fight where Sen Cruz and Sen. Jeff Sessions were among the Senators who opposed the effort to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Cruz continues to highlight Trump’s record from the years before the billionaire ran for president.
On Fox News Sunday, Cruz argued that Trump had a record of being a liberal on issues like gay marriage, partial birth abortion, and was pro-choice.
“I would point out it’s a view echoed by far left liberal Democratic politicians like Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump has supported those candidates and supported their positions on a lot of issues,” he said.