Republican presidential candidate Ted
Cruz on Sunday continued his attack on rival Donald Trump's assertion
that transgender people have a right to use the bathroom of their
During an appearance last week on NBC's
The Today Show, Trump said that he's opposed to a North
Carolina law that prohibits transgender people from using the
bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.
Cruz immediately pounced on Trump's
comments, releasing an online ad in which he called Trump a member of
the “PC police.”
“If Donald Trump dresses up as
Hillary Clinton, he still can't go to the girls' bathroom,” Cruz
said Sunday at a campaign event.
Cruz said the law is needed to protect
women and girls from men pretending to be women to gain access to
such facilities. Opponents note that laws in other states that allow
transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice have not led
to such incidents.
“When you deal with people who are
repulsive perverts and criminals – there are some bad people in the
world and we shouldn't be facilitating putting little girls alone in
the bathroom with grown, adult men,” he said on Thursday. “That
is just a bad, bad, bad idea.”