Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was quick to dismiss a reporter’s request that he wear a mask during a Senate press Wednesday.
Cruz approached the microphones, but the unidentified reporter stopped him before he could speak and asked, “Would you mind putting a mask on us?”
“Yes, when I’m talking to the television camera, I’m not going to wear a mask,” Cruz replied. “We have all been immunized, so …”
“It would make us feel better,” the reporter is heard responding.
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“You can walk away if you want,” Cruz said before laughing. “The goal of the vaccine: CDC guidance is what we are following.”
Conservatives praised Cruz and mocked the reporter on social media.
“Like a boss,” radio host Derek Hunter reacted.
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“‘It would make us feel better’ = muh feelings matter more than science,” Spectator USA editor Amber Athey tweeted.
“This is exactly how to respond to a performative virtue that signals a reporter pretending to be afraid of a vaccinated politician,” said Cabot Phillips of The Daily Wire. saying.
Cruz himself later tweeted, “Left-handed reporters have gone crazy. #Commonsense”