Texas Senator Ted Cruz aka Republican Presidential Candidate Campaigns in Iowa

Apr 2, 2015

After announcing his plans last Monday to run for the Republican Party nomination for President in 2016, Texas Senator Ted Cruz embarked on a two-day campaign swing through Iowa.  In Cedar Falls on Thursday, he spoke to around 100 at the Pipac Events Center.  

Among other things in his half hour speech, he reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  He warned that the U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to legalize same sex marriage nationwide and he condemned the justices  for moving in that direction.  "Every one of us is concerned about the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision likely coming in June," he said. "The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer."  

At a stop in Cedar Rapids later in the day, just before moving on to Des Moines, Cruz expressed dismay about this week’s furor over Indiana and Arkansas’  religious liberty legislation.  “Unfortunately today, the modern Democratic party is more interested in partisan politics ..and an extreme partisan support for mandatory gay marriage in all 50-states…than it is interested in protecting the first amendment rights of all Americans. That is a sad statement.”

Cuz also said he considers any deal with Iran that is not ratified …or law passed by Congress…is not binding law in America.

You can hear Cruz's entire Cedar Falls speech above.