Ted Cruz says Indiana’s anti-LGBT law was worth dying for — like the Alamo
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) complained during a campaign stop this week that corporations had sided with Democrats during the debate over Indiana’s notorious anti-LGBT law.
“Now when that fight was happening in Indiana, it was a perfect storm of Democrats and Big Business — and boy, Big Business has decided there’s money in throwing overboard religious liberty,” Cruz said.
“Sadly more than a few Republicans ran for the hills, including more than a few candidates who are running for president in 2016,” Cruz added. “Some of them chose that exact moment to go rearrange their sock drawer.”
The GOP presidential candidate spoke at an Iowa shooting range, where he compared the since-revised Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the Alamo and himself to the doomed forces who chose to defend it, reported Right Wing Watch.
“In my view, Indiana was a time of choosing,” Cruz said. “In my view, Indiana was, as William Barret Travis at the Alamo said as he drew the line in the stand, it was a moment to choose which side of the line you stand.”
Cruz recounted a story told to him by former Sen. Phil Gramm, who was first elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat, about trying to round up support for then-President Ronald Reagan’s tax cut.
“He said other conservative Democrats were pressing back on him, and he said, ‘Look,’ and he drew the analogy, ‘this is a line in the sand, this is the Alamo,’” Cruz said. “He said one of those blue dog Democrats said, ‘But Phil, everyone who’s stepping across that line died.’ And Phil responded with a twinkle in his eye, ‘You’re right, they did – and so did everyone who didn’t step across that line. And nobody remembers their names.’”
Watch Cruz speak in this video posted online by RWW Blog: