Sen. Cruz: Dems 'Cloak' Support for Open Borders by Claiming It's Compassionate
Cruz, Cornyn talk to Hannity at Texas border.
Appearing on "Hannity" alongside fellow Republican Sen. John Cornyn, Cruz highlighted the murder of California police officer Ronil Singh by an illegal immigrant. Singh's brother joined Cruz, Cornyn, Trump and Border Patrol officials at a roundtable earlier on Thursday.
"They are both immigrants, but they came in the right way. They came legally [from Fiji], seeking the American dream. His brother wanted to be a cop, wanted to keep people safe and he lost his life to a criminal illegal alien," said Cruz.
Cruz said Democrats "try to cloak their support for open borders by saying it's compassionate," arguing that no one should want to see any teenage girls in the custody of human traffickers.
He said Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are objecting to the wall funding based on "pure politics" and a hatred of President Trump. Cruz noted that Schumer and many Democrats have voted for border fencing in the past.
Earlier in the show, Hannity said in his monologue that the "hate-Trump" mainstream media is marching in lock-step with Democrats by repeating the talking point about a "manufactured crisis."
He called on Pelosi to talk to Officer Singh's family and tell them it's a "manufactured crisis."
Hannity said the media never criticized the Obama administration when it pushed for border security funding in 2014.
"The only difference now is Donald Trump is the president. Now for the first, according to Democrats and the media, walls are actually immoral."
Watch the full interview above and see Hannity's interview with Trump.