The GOP isn’t anti-contraception or the “condom police” — and Americans have nothing to fear about the availability of that birth control method, Sen. Ted Cruz says.
In a potentially explosive line of questioning at an Iowa campaign stop Monday night — the last of three days’ worth of events in the early voting state — the fiery GOP presidential candidate mocked Democratic White House contender Hillary Clinton and charges that conservative are anti-contraceptives, calling it a “made-up nonsense example,” CNN reports.
“Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I’m very glad we don’t have 17,” he said of his wife. “And it’s a great example when the war on women came up, Republicans would curl up in a ball, they’d say, ‘Don’t hurt me.’ Jiminy Cricket!”
“Last I checked we don’t have a rubber shortage in America,” he said to uncomfortable laughter, CNN reports.
“When I was in college we had a machine in the bathroom, you put 50 cents in and voila! So yes, anyone who wants contraceptives can access them, but it’s an utterly made-up nonsense issue.”