Senator Ted Cruz on Illegal Immigrant Children and His Opponent's Desire to Impeach Trump
SAN ANGELO, TX -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz stopped in San Angelo Wednesday for a Defend and Reform session with veterans at the Heights Church on Sherwood Way. He toured Goodfellow Air Force Base Wednesday as well.
The event was hosted by the San Angelo chapter of Concerned Veterans of America and 200 veterans and their family members attended. Concerned Veterans of America Texas Senior Field Director Russ Duerstine said the event was not a campaign stop for Cruz so those in attendance didn’t ask questions about the reelection campaign, focusing instead on veterans health issues. Many in the audience talked about how difficult it was to get healthcare through the Veterans Administration.
Senator Cruz said he would work on policy legislation to allow veterans to get the care they need when and where they need it.
At a news conference after the event, we asked Cruz about the Health and Human Services plan to house illegal immigrant children at Goodfellow AFB. “I don’t know the exact status. I spent a considerable amount of time with the leadership at Goodfellow and they are preparing to be able to stand up a detention facility if the decision is made to house unaccompanied children there.”
“My understanding is that decision has not been made so the leadership at Goodfellow doesn’t know if that’s going to happen or not. They have the land set aside of where the detention facilities would be stood up.”
Cruz answered questions about politics with members of the media. The junior Senator from Texas said he faces a serious challenge from Congressman Beto O’Rourke and discussed immigration and the difference between his stance and his opponent’s.
“He opposes the wall, he says we should tear down the fences and walls we have right now that we have too many. He supports sanctuary cities and just a few weeks ago he said he is open to abolishing ICE. That is just a radical view.” said Cruz.
He also added, “Congressman O’Rourke is now the only Democratic senate candidate in the country to come out explicitly for impeaching president Trump.”
Cruz and O’Rourke are locked in a tight U.S. Senate race with some polls show Cruz leading with O'Rourke slightly behind, within the margin of error. O’Rourke is a U.S. Congressman from El Paso and has campaigned in all 254 counties in Texas. Both men have raised about $24 million each. Texans haven’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office in over two decades. A win by Cruz in November would help Republicans keep control of the Senate.