Fleischmann: 'Can't trust' Wamp on immigration crisis

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) is going on the attack against primary challenger Weston Wamp the day after allegations surfaced about Wamp's campaign finances. 

In a pair of TV ads shared first with The Hill, Fleischmann hits Wamp, the son of former Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.), over comments the 27-year-old venture capitalist made supporting a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and slamming him as a “showhorse” on the trail. 

It’s a critical final stretch for the two ahead of their Aug. 7 rematch, with early voting beginning in the Volunteer State this weekend. 

“Crisis,” which starts airing Friday on Knoxville broadcast and cable, begins with images of Central American children at the southern border, saying “Illegal immigrants [are] flooding into the U.S. while President Obama does nothing. 

The ad then has clips of Wamp saying, “You’ll rarely hear me criticize the president. ... We need to find a pathway for them to be legal.”