Whether you’re for or against him, it’s hard to disagree with the senator there.
Sen. Ted Cruz put his weight behind a controversial North Carolina law that makes people use the bathroom that correspondents with their biological sex.
‘Men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls,’ Cruz said during a taping of an MSNBC town hall today. ‘As the father of daughters I’m not terribly excited about men being able to go alone into a bathroom with my daughters.’
‘That is a perfectly reasonable determination for the people to make,’ he told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.
Gay rights groups were in an uproar over the law, saying in unfairly targets the LGBT community, especially transgender citizens.
Cruz explained that he approved of the law because he’s a ‘constitutionalist’ and ‘the state has the power to pass their own laws.’
Todd asked the senator if he thought the law had gone too far.
‘Listen, the political correctness that we have embraced. Enough already,’ the senator swatted back.
‘Listen, the Obama education department is going against a Junior High. Insisting that the Junior High must allow a teenage boy to shower with teenage girls,’ Cruz noted.
‘Now, that’s just nuts. I mean, that’s not a reasonable position, that’s crazy,’ he added.
The Texas senator made the comments in Buffalo, New York, as he vies for votes in the Empire State in advance of Tuesday’s primary.
In a more lighthearted moment during the town hall, Cruz said he hadn’t had the region’s delicacy, the buffalo wing, for breakfast, but it was one of his dinnertime staples.
As for the bathroom comments, Cruz has often relied on social conservatives to give his candidacy a boost, though has often been routed by frontrunner Donald Trump who has done unexpectedly well with evangelical voters.