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‘Truly Stunning’: Ted Cruz Says He ‘Laughed Out Loud’ When He Heard Marco Rubio’s 'Blazingly, On-Its-Face False' Statement

"That’s like the Ayatollah Khamenei saying my position is the same as his on the Iranian nuclear deal."

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz take part in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that he "laughed out loud" after learning how fellow senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio compared their records on immigration Thursday.

Republican presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) take part in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library Sept. 16. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz said Rubio "suggested that my record was exactly like his on immigration." And while Cruz noted he and the Florida senator are friends, he said such a claim is "truly stunning" and "laughingly, blazingly, on-its-face false":

Marco had a fairly remarkable comment in that he suggested that my record was exactly like his on immigration, and I have to admit I laughed out loud at that. Marco’s a friend, but that statement was truly stunning. I mean that’s like Obama saying my position is the same is his on Obamacare. That’s like the Ayatollah Khamenei saying my position is the same as his on the Iranian nuclear deal. It is laughingly, blazingly, on-its-face false.

According to NBC News, Rubio said Thursday that when the 2013 Senate immigration reform bill was being negotiated Cruz "proposed legalizing people that were here illegally. He proposed giving them work permits. He's also supported massive expansion of green cards." Rubio added: "I don't think our positions are dramatically different."

Here's audio of Cruz's reaction on the "Mike Gallagher Show":

(H/T: The Right Scoop)

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