War of words in Texas: Senate candidate David Dewhurst slimes opponent Ted Cruz in radio ad, Cruz campaign fights back
Yesterday, Dewhurst’s campaign released a shameless radio ad attacking Ted Cruz as a pro-amnesty squish:
Except, well, here’s the thing: it’s all complete B.S.:
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.
Anyone else find it galling that Dewhurst is calling Cruz an amnesty lover? So did I. Made a new video on it: http://t.co/QC3wtVAY
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) May 25, 2012
The Texas Primary will be held next Tuesday, May 29, and it’s shaping up to be one hell of a battle. Count on Twitchy to cover it all.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) May 25, 2012
George P. Bush’s statement, via Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate:
“It’s very disappointing to see David Dewhurst resort to blatantly false attack ads charging that Ted Cruz supports amnesty. Ted has always categorically opposed amnesty. The only basis for Dewhurst’s fraudulent claim is that Ted serves on the ‘advisory board’ of a Hispanic civic organization that seeks to empower Hispanics economically by promoting entrepreneurship.
“When I first heard this false attack ad, I was offended not only as a Hispanic but as a Republican. We are a party of inclusion that welcomes the fastest growing demographic in our State that largely shares our conservative values of limited government, strengthening the family and supporting small business. This is the type of divisive racial politics used by President Obama and the Democrats. It has no place in the Republican party.”