Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that the leadership of Planned Parenthood should be prosecuted following a video surfacing last week that showed one of the organization’s executives discussing the selling of fetal “tissues,” organs, and body parts.
During a speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Saturday, Cruz told the crowd:
“Every American should watch that video and say, ‘Are those my values?’”
Cruz added that if the video is correct and it was not edited as Planned Parenthood charged, then the organization has likely committed a multitude of felonies:
“On tape, it appears a Planned Parenthood official is admitting to multiple felonies. The U.S. Department of Justice, if it was not simply a partisan arm of the DNC, should open an investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood. Congress should hold hearings and we should cut off funds.”
Since the video was released last Tuesday, many top Republican lawmakers have publicly denounced the video and rebuked Planned Parenthood.
On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called the video “disgusting,” while confirming that he and many House and Senate committees would be initiating a full congressional investigation into the organization and their alleged practice of selling fetal “tissues.”