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On Fox, Ted Cruz says Trump's immigration proposal is "dramatically to the left" of Barack Obama; that polls showing support for DACA are "deceptive"; and that if conservatives pass immigration reform, it will lead to Nancy Pelosi impeaching Trump
Cruz: "The plans before the Senate right now, I think they don't make any sense at all. We should not be granting citizenship to people here illegally. For whatever reason, you have a whole lot of Republicans eager to propose granting citizenship for 1.8M people here illegally."
Cruz: "That is dramatically to the left of where Barack Obama was. Barack Obama and DACA, which was executive amnesty, it was illegal, unconstitutional, DACA covered 690,000 people. Why on earth are Republicans trying to more than double, nearly triple that from 690,000?"
Brian Kilmeade: "Because it is a more accurate number."
Ted Cruz: "Tell that the steelworkers. Tell that to the truck drivers. Tell that the American people we promised we wouldn't do amnesty."
Ted Cruz: "DACA, under Obama, did not provide citizenship. For the life of me, I do not understand -- DACA was just a work permit. No citizenship whatsoever. Why would Republicans be galloping to the left of Barack Obama?"
Brian Kilmeade: "Because they want border security, and they have to give to get something. You only have 51 votes."
Ted Cruz: "Mark my words, if Republican majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people in amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both houses of Congress and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will impeach President Trump."
Brian Kilmeade: "So Senator Cruz, do you not think it is accurate that 70% of the country want a pathway?"
Ted Cruz: "No, I don't think it is accurate. Those polls are done -- those polls are deceptive. I can tell you, the American people don't want amnesty."
Ted Cruz: "It is profound mistake for Republicans to grant amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of people here illegally. It is not being faithful to promises we made to the voters."
Ted Cruz: "I will tell you, it is not clear anything will pass the Senate. Ironically enough, Republicans may be saved from our foolishness because Democrats are so radical and extreme they will say no to everything."
Ted Cruz: "On the left they are filled with fury...2018 is going to be a turnout election. The left is going to show up in massive numbers...if you want to design in a laboratory legislation to keep millions of conservatives at home, it would be what is being proposed right now."
Discussing the Parkland, FL school shooting, Ted Cruz also blamed the Obama administration for the Air Force's failure to report criminal convictions for background check of shooter in Sutherland Springs, TX
Ted Cruz: "Had the Obama administration simply followed federal law, enforced the law, existing gun laws made it illegal for the Sutherland Springs shooter to buy the gun, but the Obama administration failed to report his criminal convictions. It wasn't in the background check."
Ted Cruz: "The reaction of the Democrats to any tragedy is to try to politicize it. They have start calling that we have to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. That is not the right answer."
Ted Cruz: "I can tell you in Sutherland Springs, I was there the day after the shooting ... And when I was at the hospital with the victims, with the victims' families, over and over again, what they said to me in Texas, they said gun control is not the answer here."
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