Caitlyn Jenner says she wants to be Ted Cruz's 'trans ambassador'

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When she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer last year, Caitlyn Jenner surprised many by stating she was a politically conservative Republican.

"Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution," she said.

This week, in an interview with The Advocate, Jenner proclaimed her support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying she would want to be a "trans ambassador" in a Cruz administration.


"…So we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on,'” she said.

Jenner acknowledged Cruz's views on the LGBT community aren't ideal, but that she nevertheless was supporting him.

“I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man."

Democrats may be stronger supporters of the queer community, she said, but they are endangering the economy, and therefore the country.


"Why support Republicans? Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues," Jenner said. "We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.”

In Thursday's Fox News debate, Cruz continued his criticism of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage in America.


"Five unelected judges in an illegitimate and wrong decision decided to seize the authority over marriage and wrongfully [tore] down the marriage laws of all 50 states," he said.

A Cruz rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.