Ted Cruz dismissed a request to adhere to wearing a mask during a press conference, according to Fox News.
Cruz was stopped before he could speak by a reporter that asked, “Would you mind putting on a mask for us?”
“Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask,” Cruz responded. “All of us have been immunized, so…”
“You’re welcome to step away if you’d like,” Cruz said. “The whole point of the vaccine — CDC guidance is what we’re following.”
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
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“This is exactly how to respond to a performative virtue signaling reporter pretending to be scared of a vaccinated politician,” Cabot Phillips said.
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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.
Cruz himself later tweeted, “Lefty reporters have lost their minds. #commonsense”