Senator Ted Cruz stopped by ‘Hannity’ Monday night to discuss the growing push for COVID mandates, saying Democrats simply “do not respect the liberty” of the American people.
“I’ve seen the worst of this. I’ve seen people die. I’m telling everyone to take it seriously,” said Hannity.
“With any serious disease, you have to take it seriously. The character of the Democrats, whether it’s Joe Biden or Andrew Cuomo, they do not respect your liberty,” responded Cruz.
“My view is very simple. There should be no mandates concerning COVID. No mask mandates, no vaccine mandates, no vaccine passports,” he added. “I believe in individual choice, individual responsibility.”
Cruz’ comments come just hours after the Secretary of Defense ordered all active-duty members of the military to receive the vaccine by September 15th.
“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon [FDA approval] whichever comes first,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in the memo, expected to be released to troops on Monday.
“I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so,” Austin added. “To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force.”
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 9, 2021
The Pfizer vaccine is excepted to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration within the next four or five weeks.
“So far, more than 74% of the Navy have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Other branches of the military lag behind, with 65% of active duty Air Force members and 60% of Air Force reserves having had at least one shot. In the Army, that number is closer to 50%, the AP reported,” writes Fox News.
President Biden hailed the Pentagon’s decision Monday, saying he “strongly supports” the Secretary’s move.
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CRUZ MISSILE: Biden Admin Believes ‘American Jobs are Bad but Russian Jobs are Good’
Senator Ted Cruz called-out the Biden-Harris administration at the US Capitol this week; blasting the White House for suspending American energy pipelines while backing Russia’s oil industry.
“For whatever reason, the Biden-Harris administration seems to have a philosophy that American pipelines and American jobs are bad but Russian pipelines and Russian jobs are apparently good,” said Cruz.
President Biden suspended the Keystone Pipeline through an Executive Order the first day he entered the Oval Office, prompting outrage from energy workers across the United States.
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CRUZ MISSILE: Cruz Asks Twitter to BAN CNN Over Post Promoting Same Drug That Got Trump Jr Barred
Senator Ted Cruz demanded Twitter ban CNN from its platform Tuesday night; pointing out the network promoted the same treatment for CoVID-19 that got Donald Trump Jr’s account frozen this week.
“Twitter, please ban CNN,” posted Cruz, citing the story.
Twitter, please ban CNN. https://t.co/2aiEgnlIWy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 29, 2020
“A surprising new study found that the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped Covid-19 patients better survive in the hospital,” posted CNN on July 3rd.
Twitter temporarily restricted Trump Jr’s account after posting a video promoting the treatment.