Fiery Cruz Rips ESPN: Schilling Fired for 'Obvious Point' on Transgender Bathroom Use
Sen. Ted Cruz forcefully criticized ESPN for its decision to fire MLB analyst Curt Schilling in response to his comments about bathroom use by transgender people.
The three-time World Series champion shared the following meme on social media earlier this week.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 21, 2016
The post was later deleted.
“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated," ESPN said in a statement.
Cruz said in an interview with Glenn Beck this morning that Schilling was making an "obvious point" in support of a North Carolina law stating that people must use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender at birth.
“ESPN fired Curt Schilling for making the rather obvious point that we shouldn’t allow grown male adult strangers alone in a bathroom with little girls," said Cruz.
"There are some bad people in the world, and we shouldn’t be facilitating putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown adult men," he continued. "That is just a bad, bad, bad idea."
Schilling took to his blog to defend himself after the post triggered a ton of backlash, saying he was simply making a "comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period."
Sarah Palin also came to his defense on social media, saying ESPN "screwed up" by firing Schilling.