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Cruz Accused The Media And The Left Of Being ‘Obsessed With Sex’ Following Porn Page Scandal

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tried to dismiss the claims that he liked a pornographic tweet on Tuesday, claiming that the media is “obsessed with sex” and the social media mishap was “an honest mistake.”

“I am saying that consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms. The media and the left seem obsessed with sex, let people do what they want,” Cruz said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.

“It’s an opportunity for knuckleheads in the media to claim, ‘Oh, isn’t this ironic that Cruz wants to ban these things.’ People ought to be able to do what they want in their own bedrooms,” he said.

Cruz was hit with criticism following his statements. He was asked if he believed it was ironic that he once approved of a law that banned sex toys in Texas but now he was defending the rights of adults to engage in such behavior in the privacy of their bedrooms.

Cruz had argued that the government should be given “police powers” in “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.”

“No, no, no,” Cruz said Wednesday. “The attorney general’s job is to defend the laws passed by the Texas legislature. One of those laws was a law restricting the sale of sex toys. A stupid law.”

Cruz said the law was “idiotic” and that he remains “one of the most libertarian members of the Senate.”

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