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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned reporters this weekend to wait for all the facts before assigning blame for a recent mass-shooting event in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the press responded by suggesting he had slandered transgendered persons.

A gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic this weekend, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, multiple newsrooms cited an anonymous law enforcement official who said that Dear had been motivated by anti-abortion rhetoric.

However, this detail has yet to be confirmed by official law enforcement sources.

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