Rand Paul Debuts New Ad Calling Ted Cruz a Flip-Flopper

by Jim Geraghty

This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Rand Paul discussed his new web video that uses a short clip of Ted Cruz stammering when asked about whether he wanted the 2013 immigration bill to pass to contend that the Texas senator is a flip-flopper. 

“He wanted the bill to pass, in fact, I was in the same category, I thought citizenship was too far, but the compromise would be no citizenship, but give people a legal status. That’s what Cruz was for. He’s been explicit about it. Now he says never. I think he should admit he changed his mid — he used to be for legalization, but not anymore. He’s done the same thing. He wrote an op-ed with Paul Ryan supporting Obama’s trade authority, and now he’s against that. He also said when he ran for office, the he wouldn’t support reauthorization of the  Patriot Act, and then he voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act. So, on a number of issues, I think he wants to have it both ways, depending upon who he’s talking to.”

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