By Kevin Cirilli
December 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Saturday that he wants one of the Senate's most vocal opponents of illegal immigration as his homeland security secretary.
"For anyone who wonders, 'Can we really secure the border?' I’ve got three words for you: Secretary Jeff Sessions,” Cruz told a Saturday rally in the Alabama, the state that Sessions has represented for four terms in the Senate.
If he's elected, and makes Sessions the homeland security secretary, the Alabama Republican, a former federal prosecutor, will "go down there and build the wall himself," Cruz, a first term senator from Texas, predicted to a crowd in Daphne, Alabama, where Sessions introduced him. Sessions praised Cruz's work in helping to torpedo a 2013 immigration bill that one of his presidential rivals, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, helped author.
"Without him," Sessions said of Cruz. "It likely would have passed."
Cruz and Rubio have been in a war of words over immigration and the significance of an amendment Cruz introduced to Rubio's bill.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has made his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a signature of his campaign.
In August, Sessions appeared at a Trump rally and pronounced himself "really impressed" with the billionaire's plans to curtail illegal immigration.
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