EDINBURG, Texas – Sen. Ted Cruz today received the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council, announced during his campaign launch rally in the Rio Grande Valley.
“We are proud to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming election for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas,” Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council said. “Sen. Cruz has long supported the efforts of the United States Border Patrol and its agents to secure this country’s borders. He has shown a repeated willingness to stand firm in his convictions, even when the Democratic special interests try to shut him down. We ask all Texans to please stand with those who put their lives on the line to protect our borders, and vote for Sen. Ted Cruz”
“I’m here for many reasons, one is to just to say thank you,” Sen. Cruz told the crowd of agents and supporters. “It’s a true honor to be gathered in the presence of heroes, and I am deeply humbled to have the support of the National Border Patrol Council. The men and women of the Border Patrol go out into our neighborhoods – along the border and beyond – everyday, risking their lives for our safety. They rush into the danger to keep us safe. I am proud to stand with them and will continue fighting to support them and ensure they have the tools they need to secure our border and keep our communities safe and secure.”
Mr. Judd was joined at the event by Border Patrol Council by national council leaders and Local Presidents Paul Perez of Rio Grande Valley; Alberto Trevino of Harlingen; Arturo Del Cueto of Tucson; Hector Garza of Laredo; Jon Anfinsen of Del Rio; Jose Frescas of El Paso; and Lee Smith of Big Bend.
Sen. Cruz has a proven record of standing with the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol and working to secure the border – from his efforts to stop Gang of Eight amnesty in 2013, to successfully advancing Kate’s Law, which would implement a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for repeat offenders who enter the U.S. illegally. He also introduced the El Chapo Act, which would allocate assets forfeited to the government from the criminal prosecution of drug lords like “El Chapo” for border security assets and the completion of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The National Border Patrol Council is the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit https://bpunion.org.