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Pro-Trump group misleads viewers about Ted Cruz’s stance on refugees and immigration
In this ad, Great America PAC uses two former policy stances held by Cruz to attack his credibility. The woman’s statement is cleverly scripted; she says Cruz “wanted” to accept more Syrian refugees and give amnesty to undocumented immigrants, indicating Cruz once held these views. But then she switches to present tense, indicating that Cruz’s past stances jeopardize her family: “That won’t protect my family.”
Politicians have a right to change their policy views when faced with new information, or if the desires of their constituency change. The PAC should know that its own candidate, Trump, has changed his mind on too many issues to count. Cruz appears to have changed his stance on Syrian refugees out of new information — the rise of the Islamic State. Cruz did once propose legalization (which some call “amnesty”) of undocumented immigrants, as the ad claims, but he now says he never really meant it.READ MORE