Cruz Surrogate Phil Robertson Also Calls 'To Rid The Earth Of' TheÂ Nation's Leaders
A reality TV star may be running for president, but another one is campaigning for his top rival, and making sure Iowa voters this weekend know where his boss stands on same-sex marriage.
"When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion â€“ redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Phil Robertson pleaded as he warmed up the crowd waiting to hear Ted Cruz speak.
"It's nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," the Duck Dynasty patriarch insisted, as the Iowa conservatives applauded. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there."
No one seemed to take offense to Robertson's claim that the marriages of their fellow Iowa citizens are evil, wicked, and sinful, nor did they push back on his call "to rid the earth of" â€“ to murder â€“ the nation's leaders.
"Ted Cruz loves God, he loves James Madison and he's a strict constitutionalist. You know what Ted Cruz understands," Robertson said. "God raises these empires up. It is God who brings them down."
CNN adds that "Cruz did not address Robertson's remarks on gay marriage after taking the stage in Iowa City, but he praised Robertson and his 'voice of truth.'"
"What a voice Phil has to speak out for the love of Jesus," Cruz said. "What a joyful, cheerful, unapologetic voice of truth Phil Robertson is."
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