Cruz Says President Wants ‘Grown Men and Boys’ Allowed in Little Girls’ Bathrooms

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensJuly 6, 2016 10:18 am,

Nothing gives the president “power to be the bathroom police,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz declared at the Republican Party of Texas convention as he took fierce issue with an Obama administration letter to public schools distributed the day before.

In the May 13, 2016, letter, federal agencies cited a decades-old federal law barring discrimination in educational settings as the basis for telling school superintendents nationally to let transgender students use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Cruz, fresh off his bid for president, told delegates: “The president issued a decree to every public school in America demanding that they change their bathroom policies, demanding that every public school now allow grown men and boys into little girls’ bathrooms. We have entered the world of politically correct lunacy.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

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