In two appearances on Sunday,
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded to Caitlyn
Jenner's jab over transgender bathroom use.
Jenner last week took Donald Trump up
on his offer to use the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower.
In a video posted online, Jenner took
a stab at Cruz after using the ladies room, saying, “By the way,
Ted, nobody got molested.”
Jenner uses Trump Tower ladies room; Takes a stab at Ted Cruz.)
Cruz has defended laws that prohibit
transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice, saying
they are needed to protect women and children from male predators
pretending to be women.
On NBC's Meet the Press and
CNN's State of the Union, Cruz stood by his remarks.
“This is not a matter of right or
left, or Democrat or Republican,” Cruz
said on State
of the Union. “This is common sense. It doesn't make
sense for grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in the restroom
with a little girl.”
“This is the height of political
correctness. And frankly, the concern is not of the Caitlyn Jenners
of the world, but if the law is such that any man, if he feels like
it, can go in a woman's restroom and you can't ask him to leave, that
opens the door to predators.”
“But I don't think that's what the
law is,” host Jake Tapper said.
“Of course it is.”
“But you or I don't identify as
female. You or I aren't transgender. This law wouldn't be about you
and me going into a women's room.”
“But the law doesn't specify
transgender. It's whatever you feel like at the given moment,”