Caitlyn Jenner recently praised Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and suggested that she could be a "trans ambassador" for Cruz, should he win the presidency.
Jenner recently told The Advocate:
I like Ted Cruz. I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.
I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that. Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have.
Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.
Jenner recalled meeting Cruz more than a year ago and described him as "very nice."
“Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president,” Jenner added. “And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?”
The Advocate asked Jenner if she wanted to be "Cruz’s trans ambassador," and Jenner replied, “Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.'”
In November 2015, Cruz expressed his opposition to the U.S. Department of Education's support of a transgender students in schools, reported RightWingWatch.org. He told the EWTN network:
This is ridiculous. It shows just how radical and extreme the current administration is. You know, I’m the father of two little girls. Caroline and Catherine are seven and five. I don’t want my daughters taking showers with little boys ... And it’s absurd ... And these are zealots.
In January 2016, Cruz said that "inflicting" a male transgender student on the teachers' bathroom was better than "sticking him in the shower with the teenage girls," noted NBC News.