Speed Reads


Ted Cruz once argued to ban sex toys. His college roommate just revealed why that was hypocritical.

Back in 2004, Ted Cruz's solicitor general office fought to defend a ruling in Texas that found selling sex toys was not protected by the Constitution. In his brief, Cruz's office defended the obscenity law by saying that "any alleged right associated with obscene devices" is not "deeply rooted in the nation's history and traditions."

Then came the real whammy. The brief went even further, asserting that, "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." In other words, as Mother Jones explains, Cruz effectively argued that "the pursuit of such happiness had no constitutional standing."

Now at least one person is calling Cruz a hypocrite for holding such an opinion — his college roommate.

Oh yes.

Craig Mazin was Cruz's freshman roommate at Princeton University, and you might say he isn't too big of a fan of the Texas senator. As the Sun Times reports, Mazin has been nipping at Cruz's heels since he was elected to the Senate in 2012. This, however, might be Mazin's crowning reveal:

Well. Have a good rest of your day!