Published On: Sun, Feb 14th, 2016

Ted Cruz fires back at Marco Rubio after Univision, Spanish jab VIDEO

Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz fought over immigration at Saturday night’s Republican debate.

Cruz went on the offense on Rubio’s immigration weaknesses, bringing up how during a Univision interview in Spanish, Rubio “said he wouldn’t rescind Obama’s illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office.”

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

Rubio shot back, “First of all, I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision ’cause he doesn’t speak Spanish.”

Cruz responded in Spanish and then was obviously provoked. Check out the video at the bottom.

Transcript of the exchange.

Cruz: I would note not only that, Marco has a long record when it comes to amnesty. As speaker in the state of the house he supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. In addition, he went on Univision in Spanish and said he would not rescind President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office. I have promised to rescind every single illegal executive action, including that one.

Rubio: Very quickly. First of all, I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish. And second of all, the other point I would make –

Cruz: [Interrupts in Spanish] That’s how you want it? Right now, say it — in Spanish, if you want.

Rubio: Look, this is a disturbing pattern now. For a number of weeks Ted Cruz has just been telling lies. He lied about Ben Carson in Iowa.

Cruz was referring to a 2012 Spanish-language Univision interview with Rubio during his second year in Senate. Here’s a key remark from that interview:

“I respect the right of Arizona to have a law like the one it had, but I don’t believe that it should be a model for the country. I do want to help those young people who are here undocumented and I’m strongly working to attain this. What I do not support is the manner in which the Dream Act does it. I do want to create a system of legal immigration that works. If we have an immigration system that works, then we are not going to have so many…

“Let’s be clear…Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”

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