Ted Cruz: Phil Robertson ‘Terrifies’ People Because He ‘Speaks With Joy’

In his final campaign push before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz once again trotted out Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, showering the controversial reality TV star with praise.

Robertson dedicated his speech at the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, campaign event to ranting about the evils of premarital sex and how men need to marry a “clean” woman.

Cruz, in turn, joked that Robertson could serve as ambassador to the United Nations in his administration and praised the activist for his overwhelming “joy.”

“You know, there’s a reason he terrifies the mainstream media,” Cruz said. “He says the things you’re not supposed to say. He actually remembers who we are as Americans and just speaks it with a joy, not with an anger, not with a hatred, with a joy in who we are.”

Let’s go over some of the joyful things Robertson has had to say, shall we?

Robertson wants to “rid the earth” of those who support “evil” and “wicked” marriage equality, warning that the acceptance of gay people will lead to bestiality. He has denounced liberals as the pawns of Satan and said that black people were “happy” until the end of Jim Crow got them hooked on welfare. And who could forget his very joyful speculation about how an atheist man would react to watching his wife and children get brutally raped and murdered?

Very joyful and not terrifying at all.