Ted Cruz Manufactures Lie Claiming That Beto O’Rourke Is Funding Migrant Caravan

Sen. Ted Cruz implied without evidence that his opponent might be funding the migrant caravan with campaign money.

Without providing evidence, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, illegally used campaign donations to fund the migrant caravan traveling to the U.S. from Central America, according to The Hill.

> In a tweet Friday morning, the senator questioned whether O'Rourke believed the migrant caravan should be allowed to reach the U.S.–Mexico border in Texas and apply for asylum. The caravan is estimated to be composed of thousands of families and is still hundreds of miles away from the U.S.


> The tweet also urged reporters to question whether O'Rourke's millions of dollars in campaign donations had been used "illegally" to "fund" the caravan, offering no evidence to support such claims.

Cruz’s tweet falls in line with the strategy of President Donald Trump and other Republicans who are hammering the issue of immigration as election day approaches, particularly stoking fears about the approaching migrant caravan.

The Hill said Cruz’s campaign declined to comment on his tweet, and the O’Rourke campaign did not immediately respond.

> Democrats are hoping for a net gain of two Senate seats in Tuesday's elections, and have looked at Cruz's seat as a potential pickup. Recent polls show Cruz leading O'Rourke by a slim margin.