Senator Ted Cruz joined ‘Hannity’ Wednesday to weigh in on the CDC’s new mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans.
SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, you’re right. The Democrats have, from the beginning of the pandemic, treated it as a matter of politics—from the shutdowns we saw all over the country to the schools that were closed and the kids that were hurt—to the jackbooted thugs that went persecuting people of faith who were going to church and singing in church. We saw a political agenda instead of common sense to keep us safe. I got to say that culminated yesterday in the CDC’s absurd decision that people who have been vaccinated must nonetheless wear masks when inside and that decision, Sean, that’s not science, that’s politics. It’s pure politics. You know what? Yesterday vaccines worked. Today they still work but, as a political matter, the Democrats decided they want to control your lives. They want everyone to wear a mask. My view is real simple: We shouldn’t have federal government mandates on COVID. That means no mask mandates. That means no vaccine mandates. That means no vaccine passports. This should be a question of individual choice. Now look, personally, I’ve gotten the vaccine. My family has gotten the vaccine. That’s the choice we made, but I also believe in individual freedom and responsibility. It’s your choice to decide what’s right for you and what’s right for your family and you don’t need a bunch of meddling bureaucrats from Washington setting a mandate and deciding you have to do this to go to work, to go to school, to get on a plane, to live. This Democratic Party… You know the CDC has destroyed their credibility. A year and a half ago the CDC was one of the most respected scientific organizations in the world and they allowed themselves to be politicized—with Dr. Fauci at the helm of the politicization— and right now their credibility is in tatters because they behave more like an arm of the DNC than an actual, serious medical and scientific organization.
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