On the Sean Hannity radio show Thursday afternoon, Sen. Mike Lee clears the air over the spat between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz about the 2013 "Gang of Eight" immigration bill.
Marco Rubio and his supporters point to a series of amendments Cruz proposed for the bipartisan immigration reform bill as a sign that he supported the bill, but Lee says the situation is more complicated: " I was there as we both drafted and presented amendments trying to make this really bad ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bill not as bad."
Lee, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee with Ted Cruz says claims that Cruz supported this bill are "100% false."
"At no time during that process – at no moment did I ever see Ted Cruz take any action that was tantamount to saying he was embracing amnesty."
"Insofar as anybody is trying to suggest that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had the same position with regards amnesty or with regards to the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill – that is absolutely false."
MIKE LEE: As you know, I'm friends with both of these guys, I have enormous respect for both of them, I serve on the Judiciary committee with Ted Cruz, the entire time, as we spent weeks working on the gang of eight immigration bill.
I was there with him as we both drafted and presented amendments trying to make this really bad gang of eight amnesty bill not as bad.
At no time during that process, at no moment did Ted Cruz take any action that was tantamount to supporting Amnesty. He filed amendments designed to make the bill less bad.
That does not mean, ever meant, and will not ever mean that he was going to vote for that bill, he was just trying to make it less bad.
Insofar as anybody is trying to suggest that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had the same position... that is absolutely false, 100% false.