Sen. Ted Cruz announces intention to stop wearing masks at Capitol

The recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccines touted as highly safe and effective has given Americans great hope for a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and despite the emergence of ambiguous guidance from leaders at state and local levels, at least one high-profile politician is taking a bold step toward normality.

As the Daily Caller reports, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week announced his intention to stop wearing a face mask in the Capitol building in light of the fact that he, his colleagues, and their aides have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

According to Sen. Cruz, masks no longer serve a necessary purpose, stating, “At this point I’ve been vaccinated. Everybody in the Senate has been vaccinated.” His sentiments regarding the positive implications of vaccines have been echoed by fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul who advised his fellow Americans, “If you’ve recovered or been vaccinated – go about your life. Eat, drink, work, open the schools.”

Cruz’s comments this week come on the heels of incident last month in which he bluntly refused a reporter’s request that he don a mask during a press conference at which he was speaking. In response, the senator explained, “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask…all of us have been immunized, so…You’re welcome to step away if you’d like.”

According to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to wear masks and engage in social distancing, recommendations that have drawn significant criticism in recent days.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday blasted the suggestion that strict coronavirus precautions still need to be observed, even among the vaccinated population, stating, according to the Daily Wire, “If the vaccine is effective, why would you be wearing two masks? Like some of these folks are doing. It doesn’t make sense,” adding:

So, you know, my view is, if you get a vaccine, the vaccines are effective, you’re immune. And so act immune. If you tell people the opposite, then, gee, if it’s not effective for them and it’s not gonna change anything, then what’s the point of going through it?

Popular Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson has also joined the chorus of those wondering why, if the vaccines are as effective as Americans have been led to believe, the government continues to urge indefinite mask wearing, social distancing, and related restrictions. Carlson opined:

At some point – no one’s asking this, but everyone should be – what is this about? If the vaccines work, why are vaccinated people still banned from living normal lives? What’s the answer to that?

So, maybe it doesn’t work, and they’re just not telling you that. You’d hate to think that, especially if you’ve gotten two shots. But what’s the other potential explanation? We can’t think of one.

Carlson’s commentary caught the attention of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who, according to The Hill, called on Facebook to ban the host from its social media platform for the offense of even raising the question about vaccine efficacy. The conservative pundit fired back that he remains pro-vaccine, stating, “We assumed [government regulators] had detailed showing that it does work. We still think that. The only reason we are asking the question is because the people in charge are acting like it doesn’t work.”

Indeed, given the seesaw of contradictions coming from the likes of the CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cruz, Paul, and Carlson are right to point out the inconsistent messaging with regard to these vaccines and press for the answers and accountability Americans deserve.

 
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36 Responses

  1. In Texas it is the large companies that are demanding we wear masks, e.g. WalMart, H.E.B., Lowes, Big Lots, Home Depot, etc., etc., etc.! Who’s in charge here, anyway?!

  2. Just a reminder a genuinely deadly pandemic doesn’t require 24/7 advertising to remind you it exists.
    Real pandemics don’t need marketing campaigns and endless propaganda….. But

    Psychological Operations
    DO.

  3. The MASK STASI are on the March, Some are even carrying the Obnoxious “CLIP BOARD” just to make it look OFFICIAL.
    I was “COLLARED” in a Publix in my area & it definitely SHAMES YOU “PUBLICLY.”
    ENOUGH, I’m a Rebel & will be unmasked & FREE.

  4. This entire Co-vid fiasco has SO manipulated our “free society” that we “chicken littles” don’t even know who we ARE anymore! Such a hoax perpetrated on our entire nation! Yes, Co-vid is real, but our national “freeze” this past year has been absurd. “Scare me! Scare me! Scare me!” It is disgusting!

  5. You are correct. You are breathing in your own CO2 and I feel sorry for clerks at the stores requiring mask wearing for 8 or 9 hours at a time. In 5 years they will all end up with throat cancer. I also refuse to get the “vaccine.” I read where it alters your DNA so that you can be controlled later on from 5G. Bill Gates is purely evil to the core. He set up this whole thing with help from Quak Fauci and George Soros. It’s ALL ABOUT CONTROL.

  6. I like the idea of getting rid of the mask, I have received both shots so why should I wear the stupid mask, all I am doing is breathing in my own CO2, besides I don’t believe Fauci he just seems to like being on tv

  7. Fauci & Gates are birds of a feather that to me means both are P.O.S. ‘s they make me sick. because they think they know it all and don’t know squat

    1. Follow the money trail, and reduce the population count trail! Gates and Fauci want to reduce population world wide. Fauci is making a fortune from Big Pharma. They were roommates in college. Both now stupid, old men out to kill!

  8. While traveling this weekend on Washington State’s I-90 the electronic reader boards were flashing “Wear a Mask”-“Vaccinated or Not”.
    Why get vaccinated if it doesn’t protect you?? It is all about controlling US!!!!!

    1. This is just the beginning. Use CDC and public health to convince the population to give up all your Constitutional human rights. Thus turning your entire life over to our “BENEVOLENT” FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Just think how benevolent the Federal Government is and how exited you will be when you receive that letter from the Internal Revenue Service !!!!

  9. Chelsea Clinton’s words are just as relevant as her parents’ words…NOT! Another lib spewing garbage in at attempt to control. We true patriots are NOT stupid, Ms. Clinton, even though you have been brainwashed into thinking we are! Flip-flop Fauci is another control spewer! No dem is trustworthy!

  10. This is a vaccine not an immunization – there’s a difference !!! Sen. Cruz is correct in his approach – Fauci is not !!! When will the American public ever get a common sense answer ??? Needless to say – IT’S NOT HAPPENING !!!

    1. The CDC did announce a while back, that everyone should wear their masks for 2 weeks after completing the shots, because it takes that long for your immunity to reach it’s full potential. What concerns me about all of this is how does anyone know if any of these vaccines work against the 6 or 7 new strains of the virus that have come out since the Pandemic started.

  11. They must keep the “virus?” alive one way or another to continue their control over us so who knows what they want to inject into our bodies? It may be the virus itself or even something worse.

    1. The Mother of my best friend, was an operative in the OSS during WWII, for runner of the CIA, at his funeral she commented about this very thing. Who knows what we are being injected with? His father was career NAVY and she wondered if there might have been some kind of study as the children were vaccinated by government doctors. Hi died of a very rare form of Cancer. Our great loss.

  12. You are missing the point. Wearing masks now is not about the virus it is all about control. The longer Der Furher in the White House keeps you in masks the more and lasting control he exerts.

  13. Either the covid shots work or they don’t. If you are vaccinated, why do you still have to wear masks and social distance, etc. It does not make sense.

    1. Because it is not a vaccine. You can still get covid. But if you do you should not get as sick or die. That is what the CDC has been saying. It is like a flu shot. You might not get sick and if you do you won’t get as sick. But still even if everyone get the shot, covid will still exist and people will still get sick. The shot is not going to magically make covid non existent. It’s a virus and will always be there. I think the strain has calmed down and is not as strong. It is also not as contagious as they have been saying. If it was all the homeless would be dead, the nursing homes would be empty and places of close living like the military would have been wiped out.

  14. The only way anyone will believe anything about the Virus is to get rid of FAUCI…He has lied so much to the American people that they don’t know what to do…..This is nothing more than a Demo way of controling us…Figure it out…They want us to all be crazy…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I completely agree, between Gates and Fauci they want control of the entire population And will use any means necessary to get it.

    2. Fauci must be arrested along with Bill Gates. They both are responsible for killing hundreds of American citizens.

    3. Remember, FAUCHI is a paid Government Employee!

      1. Those who Can – DO.
      2. Those who Can’t Teach.
      3. Those who Can’t Do, or Can’t Teach – work for a Government Entity.
      4. Those who Can’t DO, or Can’t Teach – or work for a Government Entity are effective LIARS and know how spend other people’s money – become
      PROFFESSIONAL POLITICIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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