Ted Cruz Was For Birthright Citizenship Before He Was Against It
Senate candidate Ted Cruz in 2011:
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz in 2015 piggybacking on Donald Trump:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he “absolutely” supports ending birthright citizenship, suggesting that has been his position for years.
“Absolutely. We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally,” Cruz, who is running for president, said during an interview with the Michael Medved Show. “That has been my position from the very first day of my running for the Senate.”
Cruz’s comments come after Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposal has sparked a debate among Republican presidential candidates and forced the issue into the media spotlight. The plan, released by Trump on Sunday, called for building a wall along the southern border and changing the 14th Amendment to end so-called guaranteed citizenship to those born inside the United States.
Cruz, who has repeatedly praised Trump throughout his presidential campaign, said Wednesday that the businessman and 2016 frontrunner is “forcing the mainstream media to talk about issues they don’t want to talk about.”
Hat Tip: Breitbart