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Cruz hits Hillary on contraceptive rhetoric: What nonsense

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tackled the topic of contraception during a town hall late Monday in Iowa, rejecting the notion the GOP is anti-contraceptive.

{mosads}”As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I’m very glad we don’t have 17,” Cruz told hundreds in attendance.  

“Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America. When I was in college we had a machine in the bathroom, you put 50 cents in and voila!” Cruz continued to some laughter. “So yes, anyone who wants contraceptives can access them.”

Cruz suggested the notion that conservatives are anti-contraceptive is “made-up nonsense.”

He also went after Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic presidential front-runner of falsely attacking Republicans as the “condom police.”

“Imagine for a second you’re Hillary Clinton,” Cruz said. “You’re trying to think, ‘How do I run?’ Well you can’t run on the economy because we have the lowest percentage of Americans working any year since 1977. You can’t run on ObamaCare, because millions of people have lost their jobs, lost their healthcare, lost their doctors, seen their premiums skyrocket. You certainly can’t run on foreign policy, because every country you touched as secretary of State is a disaster.

“So what do you do? You go, ‘Ah, ha! Condom police. I’m gonna make up a completely made up threat and try to scare a bunch of folks that are not paying a lot of attention into thinking someone’s going to steal their birth control,'” Cruz said. “What nonsense.”

–This report was updated at 8:20 a.m.

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