Ted Cruz, working to woo to evangelicals in his Republican bid for president, is releasing an online video about his calls to “cut off every penny of taxpayer funds” to Planned Parenthood and “prosecute” the organization.
The video, shared first with The Daily Caller, is mostly made up of footage of the Texas senator’s appearance last weekend at the Family Leadership Summit at Iowa State University. It has been posted on his campaign’s YouTube channel and will be sent to supporters.
Speaking of the recent scandal over a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing how clinics sometime sell fetal body parts for research, Cruz said: “Let me say the video that surfaced in the last week was gruesome and disgusting.”
“The U.S. Department of Justice, if it were not simply a partisan arm of the DNC, should open an investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood…And we should we cut off every penny of taxpayer funds,” Cruz says in the video.
The video encourages viewers to sign a petition, which helps campaigns collect email addresses of supporters.