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WTF: Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be Ted Cruz's 'Trans Ambassador'
Caitlyn Jenner has stated she'd like to be Ted Cruz's "trans ambassador." Yeah, Ted Cruz, a man who has a long history of speaking out against trans rights. Caitlyn Jenner, who has previously stated that she identifies as a Republican, dropped a weird idea in an interview with The Advocate. Not only does she like GOP candidate and possible Zodiac Killer Senator Ted Cruz, she wants to be his "trans ambassador."
She said she thinks Cruz is "very conservative, and a great Constitutionalist, and a very articulate man," and admits that his evangelical Christianity likely gets in the way of his ability to equitably make decisions regarding trans issues.
Wouldn't it be great, let's say he goes on to be president. And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn't that a good idea?
When the incredulous reporter asks her if she truly means she wants to be Cruz's "trans ambassador," Jenner answered positively, "Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, 'Ted, love what your'e doing but here's what's going on.'"
Jenner is an open Republican, despite acknowledging that the Democrats are better with LGBT issues, and defended the party in the interview. She cited the need for jobs and to get America out of debt. "Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up," she said.
She also defends her views on I Am Cait.
Let's take a look at Cruz's opinions on transgender people, shall we?
Here's an interview where he discusses the idea of transgender students being allowed to use the school restrooms and locker rooms marked for the genders they identify with:
"What will you as President do to guarantee that federal funding will not be used, not be weaponized, to force students to require girls to shower or undress with boys?" the conservative interviewer asks. Cruz responds:
This is ridiculous. It shows just how radical and extreme the current regulation is. I am the father of two little girls. Caroline and Katherine are 7 and 5. I don't want my daughters taking showers with little boys. I don't want them when they're in junior high or high school. And it's absurd. No parents do. And these are zealots.
Here's Cruz talking about the same issue at a town hall event in Iowa in January:
The Federal Education Department is now trying to force a junior high to let a teenage boy shower with the teenage girls. Now that's just nuts. That's not 'oh, that's kind of an interesting idea.' My 5-year-old daughter Katherine knows the difference between boys and girls.
Someone in the audience mentions a student who uses the teacher's lounge bathroom at a local school. Cruz responds, "I don't know the facts of that, but I say inflicting him on the teachers is probably better than sticking him in the showers with teenage girls," and the crowd chuckles in response.
Cruz was also caught blathering about the Planned Parenthood shooter in Colorado, saying that it had "also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and a transgendered leftist activist." This was in response to the reporter pointing out that the shooter, Robert Dear, had made a comment about 'baby parts' when he was arrested, hinting at a motive inspired by conservative rhetoric. Cruz concluded the statement with, "If that's what he is, I don't think it's fair to blame on the rhetoric of the left. This is a murderer."
Last year, Cruz commented on the military allowing transgender soldiers:
How about having the military focusing on hunting down and killing the bad guys...instead of treating it as this crucible for social justice innovations. We've lost sight of what their job is and that's what we need to get back to.
And let's not forget the other letters in LGBT. He referred to the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and Obamacare as "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history."
He also told Late Night host Seth Meyers:
Listen, I'm a constitutionalist. For over 200 years, marriage has been a question for the states. Now, personally, I believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, but if you want to change the marriage laws, the way to do it constitutionally is convince your fellow citizens, go to the state legislature, and change it. It shouldn't be the federal government or unelected judges imposing their own definition of marriage. We should instead respect our constitutional system.
In fact, The Advocate named Cruz the 2014 Phobie of the Year, declaring him the "year's worst person."
So, yeah, Caitlyn, I guess you'd really have your work cut out for you!