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Cruz: Women shouldn’t be subject to draft

Posted at 4:59 PM, Feb 07, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz says it’s dangerous and immoral to force women into combat roles in the military.

The Texas senator on Sunday lashed out at his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination who signaled support during Saturday’s debate for including women if a draft is reinstated. He made the comments during a campaign appearance in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Cruz says that including women in a hypothetical military draft is “nuts” and a dangerous example of political correctness. He says forcing women into “close combat” “is wrong, is immoral and, if I’m president, we ain’t doing it.”

Cruz has two young daughters, who, he says “are capable of doing anything in their heart’s desire.”

He says “the idea that their government would forcibly put them in a foxhole with a 200-pound psychopath trying to kill them doesn’t make sense at all.”