After Donald Trump on Thursday morning said that the new North Carolina anti-LGBT law is unnecessary, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) swiftly criticized the real estate mogul’s position.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 21, 2016
During a Thursday interview with conservative radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz expressed support for the North Carolina law, arguing that the provision regarding bathrooms makes sense.
“My five-year-old knows the difference between boys and girls. You’ve got the Obama education department suing to try to force junior highs to let teenage boys shower with teenage girls,” Cruz told Beck. “That’s crazy. That’s not a reasonable position, and it is simply crazy.”
The Texas senator said that opposition to North Carolina’s law that does not allow transgender people to use the public restroom of their choice “is only the lunacy of political correctness.”
Beck jumped in to say, “If this would just save one little girl from being molested by a heterosexual pervert, we should do it.”
“I was solicitor general of Texas for five and a half years. I handled case after case after case of child molesters, of pedophiles, of people who abused little kids,” Cruz said in response. “These are serious issues, and when you deal with people who are repulsive perverts and criminals, you need to —there are some bad people in the world, and we shouldn’t be facilitating putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown adult men. That is just a bad, bad, bad idea.”