Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night that the new COVID guidance issued by the CDC destroys their credibility. This new guidance includes the recommendation that vaccinated go back to masking even indoors.
"I could spend an entire program playing your fellow Democrats and the media mob and they're changing and vacillating viewpoint almost by the day," Hannity said, "every American was told again and again, get the vaccine and guess what your life goes back to normal and you won't have to worry what other people do now, is that what you heard? Because that's what I was hearing."
Senator Cruz responded, "Well you're right. And the Democrats have, from the beginning of this pandemic treated it as a matter of politics from the shutdowns we saw all over the country, to the schools that were closed and the kids that were hurt, to the jackbooted thugs that went persecuting people of faith who were going to church...we saw a political agenda instead of common sense to keep us safe."
"And, and I got to say that culminated yesterday in the CDC's absurd decision that people who have been vaccinated must nonetheless wear masks when inside and that decision Sean, that's not science, that's politics, it's pure politics."
"You know what? Yesterday vaccines worked. Today, they still work. But as a political matter, the Democrats decided they want to control your lives. They want everyone to wear a mask. And my view is real simple. We shouldn't have federal government mandates on COVID. That means no mask mandates. That means no vaccine mandates. That means no vaccine passports. This should be a question of individual choice," Cruz said.
"Personally, I've gotten the vaccine. My family has gotten the vaccine. That's the choice we've made," Cruz said, "but I also believe in individual freedom and responsibility. It's your choice to decide what's right for you, what's right for your family and you don't need a bunch of meddling bureaucrats from Washington setting a mandate and deciding you have to do this to go to work, to go to school, to get on a plane, to live."
"The CDC has destroyed their credibility," Cruz said. "A year and a half ago, the CDC was one of the most respected scientific organizations in the world. And they allowed themselves to be politicized with Dr. Fauci at the helm of the politicization. And right now their credibility is in tatters because they behave more like an arm of the DNC than an actual serious medical and scientific organization."
Hannity then asked the Senator to discuss the hypocrisy of Democrats feigning concern about COVID while letting hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants traverse the souther border.
Cruz said, "The only explanation is that the Democrats are wildly hypocritical. They're more than happy to put all sorts of mandates on American citizens, whether it's mask mandates, whether it's shutdowns of your business, whether it's shutting down your schools and hurting your kids, they're willing to do all of that."
"But when it comes to illegal immigrants, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have had a completely open border. We're on a pace to have over 2 million people cross illegally in this country. It's the worst rate of illegal immigration in 21 years. It was caused by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris."
"And I got to spent a lot of time at the board. I spent a lot of time with border patrol agents down in the Rio Grande Valley... last month we saw 180,000 people cross the border illegally. They are being crammed into the Biden cages. You notice much of the corrupt corporate media won't show the Biden cages. They're helping Joe Biden cover it up, but I've seen the Biden cages. I brought 19 senators down to the valley to see the Biden cages of little boys and little girls packed in one on top of each other."
"When we were there, they had a rate of COVID positivity of over, 10 percent and it was like a churning revolving door. Joe Biden is releasing them. There was just a report this week that the Biden administration has released over 50,000 illegally. Without even giving them a court date, just release them. And you know what, they're asked to report in to ICE. About 13 percent of them report into ICE, it's spreading COVID in our communities. And I'll tell you right now, the election of Joe Biden, Joe Biden, becoming president of this country was a COVID super spreader event because they're releasing illegal aliens in south Texas and all across the country with COVID and they're spreading COVID."