Ted Cruz tweeted a link to an article on Sunday that claimed that under a Hillary Clinton presidency “we will have mandated sex change operations.”
The Conservative Review piece, “Why conservatives will need a new party if/when Hillary wins,” was written by Daniel Horowitz. It encourages conservative voters to start a new party to work against her policies, since Horowitz believes the Republicans “are already planning to greet her with tailwinds instead of headwinds.” A strange claim considering John McCain has already promised they will block her Supreme Court picks.
But from there it only gets stranger. After admitting that Clinton will most likely win in November, he argues that those mandatory sex changes will come about by 2020, adding, “Heck, our own military during a time of war and internal morale crisis has already published a handbook on sex changes. We simply don’t have the time to continue down this failed path. We’ve already been in the wilderness for 27 years.”
Cruz deleted the tweet a few hours later and a spokesperson claimed it did not come from anyone authorized to use his account.
Team Cruz says this tweet didn't come from anyone authorized to use the account (that they know of). They've asked Twitter to look into it. pic.twitter.com/711K420Nd8
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) October 17, 2016
Cruz went after Trump during the primary when he appeared to signal support for transgender people using the bathrooms matching their gender identity, although he later walked that back and said he supported legislation like North Carolina’s HB2 after all.