In an editorial board interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cornyn says he broke with Trump on the border wall, but kept opposition private. Of course, Cornyn’s voting record and public statements show the exact opposite, and this willful misrepresentation of his own actual immigration record is classic Cornyn cowardice in his inability to stand up to Trump. It echoes his recent effort to pretend he supports Dreamers when he issued a Spanish language ad that he “strongly supports legalization for Dreamers,” despite voting against bipartisan proposals to secure legal status for Dreamers in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018.
Naturally, many were outraged by this latest, embarrassing attempt for Cornyn to try to save his campaign after multiple polls have showed him failing on immigration policy and losing his once secure lead. The internet’s response showed no mercy on this flop and did not disappoint in calling out this hypocrisy.
Here are our favorite reactions:
.@JohnCornyn publicly supported and voted for Donald Trump's plan to steal money from our troops to pay for his useless border wall. Now today he says he privately opposed it.
Either John Cornyn's a coward — or he's a liar. https://t.co/nQruUsqI11
— MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) October 18, 2020
John Cornyn has spent four years kissing Trump’s ring while Texans have suffered.
His cowardice has cost lives and hurt Texans. He must be defeated. https://t.co/JXASB0ozfu
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 18, 2020
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) October 19, 2020
We now have a John Cornyn classic. He's claiming he broke with Trump on the border wall and the deficit but wait for it: he kept his opposition private, yep he broke with him in private! Really John? How convenient!
— Ptozer207 (@ptozer207) October 18, 2020
Republican Sen. John Cornyn wants credit for privately opposing Trump on the deficit and border wall. Truly, what good does private opposition do? Especially with this president, who only responds to public opposition. The media should not reward. https://t.co/GVqth8ua6V
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 18, 2020
I do not give a single chicken-fried fuck about whether @JohnCornyn privately opposed Trump.
Cornyn is not a private citizen. He has been a member of the U.S. Senate, representing me and others, since 2002. His votes matter to me. His private concerns do not.
— Tammy Housework (@Tammy_Housework) October 18, 2020
They have started already! Is #prehabilitation a word?
— Douglas Rivlin 🇺🇲 (@douglasrivlin) October 18, 2020
Today, in the midst of the election and with election day just weeks away, we hear for the first time from Cornyn, as he clings to his Senate seat, that he disagreed with Trump “in private.” Not good enough. He chose to dance with the Devil, like Mitch and the rest. Vote him out.
— Bob Brussack 🇺🇸🇮🇪 (@bobincork) October 18, 2020
— Jana Lynne Sanchez (@janasanchez) October 18, 2020
What a profile in courage 🙄 Let’s elect a senator that won’t keep quiet on the issues important to Texans. @mjhegar fight for our country & she will fight for us. 💪
— Janet Janssen (@janetjanssen) October 18, 2020