Cruz: ‘Crazy’ To Let ‘Repulsive Perverts’ Into Bathrooms With Kids

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.

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.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: