Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails The Memo: Like the dress or not, Ocasio-Cortez is driving the conversation again Ocasio-Cortez defends attendance of Met Gala amid GOP uproar MORE is not backing down from criticizing rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE for his comments about North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill.
The Texas senator sought to further condemn the real estate mogul at an event Sunday for his opposition to a law that forces transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with their sex as identified on their birth certificate, as opposed to their gender identity.
“If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE, he still can’t go to the girls’ bathroom,” Cruz quipped.
Trump said Thursday that North Carolina is “paying a big price” for the law, which supporters of LGBT rights see as discriminatory toward transgender people.
Trump said transgender people should use whatever bathroom they want.
Cruz has assailed Trump for being “politically correct.”
Cruz says the law is necessary to protect children from predators.
“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. That is just a bad, bad, bad idea,” Cruz said Thursday.