Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis slams Ted Cruz for criticizing Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ law: ‘I stand with Uganda on this’

Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) getting blowback from some fellow conservatives after he publicly condemned a new Ugandan law that imposes harsh penalties on people who engage in homosexual relations.

Cruz retweeting a New York Times article on Monday that highlighted the law, writing, “This Uganda law is horrific & wrong. Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ is grotesque & an abomination.”

“ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse. #LGBTQ,” Cruz added.

One of those criticizing Cruz was Jenna Ellis, the former Trump attorney who assisted in the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

“You can condemn a law that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality without being pro or #LGBTQ,” tweeted Ellis. “Like Bud Light, you should have just said nothing. Not this.”

Ellis went on to say that she stands “with Uganda on this” because “the definition of ‘aggravated homosexuality’ (subject to the death penalty) is raping children.”

“Why would Cruz be against this anyway?? And what does this have to do with #LGBTQ? Absolutely stupid comment,” Ellis tweeted.

Cruz fired back at Ellis, calling her interpretation of his position to be “ridiculous.”

“Jenna, not sure why you’re defending this barbaric Ugandan law,” he tweeted. “It imposes life imprisonment for consenting adults who engage in gay sex. That’s ridiculous. You or I may or may not agree with their choices, but consenting adults should not go to jail for what they do in their own bedrooms.”

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