Chad’s Morning Brief: Rand Paul Takes on Rick Perry on Immigration and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of August 6, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Perry vs. Paul II
Rand Paul and Rick Perry are developing a nice rivalry. According to the Wall Street Journal, Paul attacked Perry’s stance on one immigration related issue yesterday.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sought to undercut Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential rival for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, by reviving an immigration-related attack used in the 2012 campaign.
Mr. Paul said a Texas law supported by Mr. Perry that grants in-state tuition to undocumented students brought to the U.S. as children is a “beacon” that encourages more illegal immigration. In an interview Monday evening with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Paul compared the law to President Barack Obama’s decision to offer work permits to some illegal immigrants, and added that both policies have encouraged the current surge of illegal border crossings.
“President Obama won’t send them home, and Gov. Perry has done the same thing by giving them in-state tuition. That’s a beacon without any kind of border security,” he said.
During his 2012 bid for the White House, Mr. Perry lashed out at critics of the law and said they didn’t “have a heart.” But in recent months, as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have arrived at the southern border, Mr. Perry has taken a tough stand and called for deploying the National Guard. The border crisis has put Mr. Perry back in the national spotlight as he considers another campaign that would emphasize his independence from Washington.
“As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has taken extraordinary steps to secure the border, stepping in where Washington has failed,” said Travis Considine, a Perry spokesman. “The Washington dysfunction that Sen. Paul is a part of has resulted in a porous border that jeopardizes the security of our country.”
A preview of 2016?
Dems Take on Rand Paul
While Rand Paul is busy attacking Rick Perry, Democrats are attacking Rand Paul over comments he has made about funding Israel. According to POLITICO, Democrats are accusing Paul of flip-flopping.
Democrats seized on Rand Paul’s comments over foreign aid to Israel on Tuesday, adding to a growing chorus of criticism from those on the left who say the Kentucky senator wants to “rewrite history.”
“Rand Paul has absolutely supported ending US aid to Israel, and he needs to stop trying to rewrite history,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) tweeted Tuesday morning. The Democratic Party fired off a similar tweet: “ICYMI: Rand Paul insists he never proposed ending aid to Israel, forgetting he said it (more than once!) on tape.”
According to POLITICO, in 2011 Paul said this:
“I want to be known as a friend of Israel, but not with money we don’t have,” Paul said at the time. “Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I don’t think so.”
He reiterated his plan to end foreign aid to all countries, including Israel, on a 2011 CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer, asking whether it was wise to fund “both sides of an arms race.”
When asked by Yahoo News on Monday whether he supported ending funding to Israel, Paul said that he never “really proposed that”.
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