Three caucus/primary victories in a row and Donald Trump is heading into Super Tuesday in rude health. The living, breathing advertisement for social harmony and decency is looking more and more likely to get the Republican Party nomination. In an attempt to halt the slide, Ted Cruz is coming out all guns blazing and he has a non-existent Irishman in his sights.
Speaking on the culturally harmonious platform that is Bill O'Reilly's 'O'Reilly Factor' on Monday night, the Texas senator was asked for his thoughts on the 'undocumented Irish' in America. To sum up the issue, O'Reilly came up with a fictional character called Tommy O'Malley.
So Tommy O’Malley from Co Cork in Ireland is over here and he overstays his visa and he has got a couple of kids and he has settled into Long Island, and you, President Cruz, are going to send the Feds to his house, take him out and put him on a plane back to Ireland?
Cruz then went to town on poor auld Tommy and his family.
You better believe it. Right now, we actually can’t do that because we don’t have a biometric exit-entry system so we don’t know when, in your example, Tommy goes home. I spent my entire life as a constitutional lawyer. So federal law right now requires a biometric exit-entry system on visas. The Obama administration refuses to enforce federal law.
As president I will put that in place so we will know the day someone overstays their visa and be able to send law enforcement to apprehend them and send them home.
He may be fictional but if there is a chap from Cork called Tommy O'Malley living in Long Island, you better believe he's looking over his shoulder for every gun toting Republican in sight.