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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fired back at Stephen King after the liberal author tried to mock him on the issue of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Cruz had posted a video of his interview on Fox News to Twitter when King mocked him by referencing a trip to Cancun Cruz took when an energy crisis left many Texans without power during a brutal snowstorm in February 2021.
"I spend a lot of time at the southern border. I've spent a lot of time with our border patrol agents. It's never been remotely this bad. This is an invasion & our families are less safe because Joe Biden is president," Cruz tweeted.
"You’ve also spent a lot of time in Cancun. That’s pretty south, right?" King mocked.
Cruz fired back on Monday.
"Multi-millionaire Leftist @StephenKing sits in his mansion in Maine and laughs at the kids being abused & the women being sexually assaulted on our Southern border," Cruz responded.
"He doesn’t give a damn about their suffering—or about the 853 migrants who died last year or the 100k Americans who died of drug overdoses," he added.
"Nope. What does he want to talk about? Cancun," Cruz concluded.
The crisis of the border has worsened greatly under President Joe Biden's first term as more and more migrants have crossed into the U.S. ostensibly seeking asylum.
The "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy instituted during the Trump administration allowed the government to require asylum applicants to stay outside of the U.S. while their applications were processed. That law has been rescinded on the basis that the pandemic had led to a public health crisis that granted the government extraordinary powers.
Here's more about the immigration debate:
EXPLOSIVE: Cruz Leaves Mayorkas in SHOCK During FIERY Immigration Debatewww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.