Cruz: ‘Nuts’ to Include Women in the Draft
Ted Cruz on Sunday called it “nuts” to draft women to serve in combat roles.
“It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military,” Cruz said of his primary rivals at Saturday night’s GOP debate.
“I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was: Are you guys nuts?” he added during a speech in New Hampshire.
The Hill reports:
Pinning blame for the idea on political correctness, Cruz said forcing women into close combat “is wrong, is immoral and, if I’m president, we ain’t doing it.”
“We have enough political correctness – especially in the military,” he said.
Cruz said his two daughters can do “anything in their heart’s desire,” but added “the idea that the government would forcibly put them in a foxhole with a 220-pound psychopath trying to kill them doesn’t make any sense at all.”
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in December announced new rules opening up all combat jobs in the military to women.
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