Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News Channel today with Neil Cavuto to discuss the latest hot topic swirling around Washington: closing the so-called gender gap when it comes to employee compensation.
Speaking of the bills that Democrats are trying to pass in an effort to guarantee equal pay for equal work, Cruz said: “They’ve written these bills because they know that they won’t pass and they’re doing it just to score political points…. This has nothing to do with equal pay for equal work. That’s been the law for decades.”
“Listen, as someone who is married to a strong, professional woman, as a father of two daughters, I’m very concerned about ensuring that women are protected in the workplace and treated fairly,” he said.
At that point Cavuto asked him if he thinks that women are treated fairly right now.
“Oh, we have a long way to go,” Cruz replied. “I think women suffer a very difficult circumstance in the workplace… but the answer is not to pass a trial lawyer bonanza. This has nothing to do with actually improving the situation with women in the workplace. This has everything to do with a political showboat for the Democrats and paying off the trial lawyers who are among the biggest funders of the Democratic party.”
Have a look at the video below.