Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz earned some boos and hisses while on CBS’ “The Late Show” Monday evening as the topic turned to his views on same-sex marriage.
“I believe in democracy,” Cruz managed to say after host Stephen Colbert pressed him on his marriage views. The Texas senator had been saying that he believes marriage is an issue that should be decided by the states — citing the 10th amendment — when the crowd made their disagreement heard.
“Guys, guys, however you feel, he’s my guest so please don’t boo him,” Colbert had to tell his guests.
“I don’t think we should entrust governing our society to five unelected lawyers in Washington,” Cruz was able to explain, referring to the Supreme Court. “Why would you possibly hand over the rights of 320 million Americans to five lawyers in Washington to say, ‘we’re going to decide the rules to govern you.’ If you want to win an issue, go to the ballot box and win at the ballot box.”