Ted Cruz explodes at reporter for one-sided questions about face masks, challenges media to stop their ‘hypocrisy’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) exploded Tuesday at a reporter who questioned why Republican lawmakers were conducting a press conference without wearing face masks.

At the end of a press conference from Senate Republicans, a female reporter told Cruz a “glaring visual” existed because the lawmakers were not wearing masks but media members were wearing them.

Cruz, in response, at first explained the “wild hypocrisy” regarding COVID-19 policies that he has observed from President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“I think there’s been wild hypocrisy from the Biden administration when it comes to COVID policies — whether mask mandates where Joe Biden rightly said we shouldn’t have mandates, whether vaccine mandates where Joe Biden said we shouldn’t have vaccine mandates,” Cruz said. “As far as I know, everyone here has been vaccinated, double vaccinated, been boosted at some point.”

“I do know Dr. Fauci’s been all over the map about it. He’s said yes masks, no masks, he’s said, ‘Oh, I lied to the American people because they couldn’t handle it.’ You know, at some point, the American people ought to be able to exercise their own freedom and make their decision,” Cruz continued. “If you… (Read more)