Ted Cruz pivots to the middle

Ted Cruz pivots to the middle

by digby

Major development:

In a Mother Jones story earlier this week, it was revealed that Cruz defended a state ban on the sale of dildos as Texas’s solicitor general.

“There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship,” a brief co-authored by Cruz read.

Cruz, asked by WABC radio host Curtis Sliwa if he would ban “the sale of sexual toys, dildos, or anything that sexually stimulates you,” answered that he would not.

“Look, of course not, it’s a ridiculous question, and of course not,” Cruz told Sliwa on Friday. “What people do in their own private time with themselves is their own business and it’s none of government’s business.”
He's been conflicted on this for some time:
Ted Cruz thinks people don't have a right to "stimulate their genitals." I was his college roommate. This would be a new belief of his.
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) April 13, 2016