Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has stated his case for why the 2020 U.S. Census should include a citizenship question, saying that he “absolutely” believes the controversial question should be added to the survey, adding that it was “just common sense.”
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Cruz said that “an accurate count” was needed and that past surveys have included a citizenship question.
Republicans are accused by Democrats of wanting to insert to question to suppress the minority vote, and to intimidate illegal immigrants.
“No one really knows how many illegals are here, said Cruz “Its basic common sense.”
The U.S. Supreme Court voted down the measure to include the immigration question because it did not like the administrations justification for the question, but left the door open for a rewording attempt by the Trump administration.
Cruz said that he was “disappointed” with Chief Justice Roberts opinion that “sided with the liberal judges” on the court.
“Bill Clinton asked the question. Barack Obama asked the question,” said Cruz before stating that President Trump had a “clear authority” and constitutional responsibility” to add the immigration question.
“Pelosi is driven by this white-hot rage of the president, asserted Cruz. “Their base is filled with rage.”