Ted Cruz Says Voters Should Spank Hillary Clinton Like He Spanks His 5-Year-Old

Texas Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told voters in Iowa that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton lied to them about Benghazi and that voters should consider “administering a spanking,” in the same manner in which he disciplines his 5-year-old daughter when she lies.

The full disgusting quote was:

“In my house, if my daughter Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking. In America, the voters have a way of administering a spanking, I can tell you this: As president … there will be accountability for Benghazi.”

This is obviously not the most horrific and condescending thing he’s said before, but it’s pretty damn close. I have long held the belief that Cruz is even more terrifying that Donald Trump, and this latest display has proved my point even harder.

Do we really want our next president to talk about any women, let alone high-powered accomplished women in their late 60s, as “needing a spanking”? What planet are we on?

Be afraid, America, be very afraid.

[Huffington Post]