02/06/2015 10:58 am ET

Rick Perry: Yes, Alcee Hastings, Texas IS Crazy

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the people of his state are crazy.

Perry was responding to recent comments made by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), who called Texas a "crazy state" during a committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act on Monday.

“He called Texans crazy. He is right,” Perry said at an American Principles Project event Thursday night. “We’re crazy about jobs. We’re crazy about opportunity… And we’re particularly crazy about the Second Amendment and the 10th Amendment. What we’re not crazy about is a government that taxes too much, borrows too much, spends too much.”

Hastings said Texas was a "crazy state" because "one of their cities has a law that says that women can only have six dildos, and the certain size of things."

"And if that ain't crazy I don't know what is," Hastings said.

Hastings may have been referring to a law that was struck down in 2008 restricting the sale of sex toys.

Perry also hinted about his 2016 plans while speaking on Thursday.

“There is nothing wrong with America that can’t be fixed with a change in leadership. The next two years are about hope and revival," he said.

“When we look at 2016, we need to remember we’re not electing a critic in chief. We’re electing a commander-in-chief,” Perry added.



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