On her now-private TikTok account, Caroline Cruz, 13, shared a video telling her viewers what it’s like being the daughter of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas.
“A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” she said. “But I really disagree with most of his views.”
Cruz’s account went private shortly have her video started going viral. At the time, social media users posted what they wrote were screenshots of her profile that listed her pronouns on her bio as she/her and had “bi” written too.
A user asked Cruz if her father knew how she identified and she replied, according to the screenshots, “I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous to tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it.”
Cruz is the oldest daughter of Ted Cruz, 51, and his wife, Heidi, 49. She has a younger 11-year-old sister. Ted Cruz is known for his anti-LGBTQ+ stances. He’s previously opposed same-sex marriage, banning the harmful practice of conversion therapy, and antidiscrimination laws protecting LGBTQ+ people.