Cruz Questions O’Rourke Funding Illegal Immigrant Caravan
DALLAS, TX -- The race for U.S. Senator from Texas is getting nastier by the day as early voting ends with election day just four days away. Republican Senator Ted Cruz this morning tweeted questioning whether O’Rourke’s campaign is illegally using campaign funds to fund the Honduran caravan headed for the border.
"Two basic Qs every reporter should ask Beto today: (1) should the 'caravan' be allowed to cross illegally into Texas? (Beto refuses to answer.) And (2) did your campaign dollars illegally fund their doing so?" the senator tweeted.” Cruz maintains O’Rourke hasn’t answered either of those questions.
In response, the O’Rourke campaign released the following: “Only days before the election, Ted Cruz shamefully and falsely suggested that the Beto For Texas campaign used campaign dollars to fund a caravan that remains hundreds of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Ted Cruz pushes fear and paranoia because he wants to divide and mislead Texans four days before this election," said Beto O'Rourke. "We should be bringing people together and defining ourselves not by who we are scared of but what we want to achieve."
Cruz leads O’Rourke in the latest RealClearPolitics poll by 6.5 percent. Early voting continues through 7 p.m. Friday. Election day is Tuesday.