Senator Ted Cruz has had it with the over-the-top mask demands. On Wednesday, a reporter requested that he put a mask on during a Senate presser, and Cruz wasn’t about it. His response to the “would you mind putting on a mask for us” comment will resonate with a lot of people.
“Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask,” Cruz responded in a direct and blunt manner. “All of us have been immunized.”
Of course, the reporter wasn’t done trying. Cruz’s response was immediately met with the typical “it’d make us feel better” reply. Once again, Cruz wasn’t having it.
“You’re welcome to step away if you’d like,” Cruz swiftly replied.
REPORTER: “Would you mind putting on a mask for us?”
CRUZ: “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask. All of us have been immunized.”
REPORTER: “It’d make us feel better.”
CRUZ: “You’re welcome to step away if you’d like.” pic.twitter.com/0d0rvz0OAJ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
You know those edited videos where they put sunglasses and cigarette on a person with the caption “Thug Life” after they say something epic? Yeah, we are going to need one of those made for this clip.
Cruz is in a similar headspace to a lot of Americans out there. He’s sick of all these mask demands that don’t even make sense anymore, and he’s willing to point out how ridiculous some of those demands can be.
There are a lot of people out there who are glad he didn’t back down.
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