In a recent press release, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and several other Republicans called for an end to mask mandates for vaccinated Americans only on airplanes and other forms of federally regulated travel. Cruz joined forces with Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), with all of the backers claiming that the mask is no longer necessary because “experts” have deemed COVID-19 vaccinated Americans as allowed to breathe without obstruction.
Per Senator Cruz’s press release, the team “introduced a resolution calling on the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end its mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals on public transportation throughout the United States-including at airports, on commercial airplanes, on buses, and rail systems…”
The language of the press release, Cruz himself, and the other Republicans were clear, indicating that they do not believe that Americans who have refused the COVID-19 vaccination deserve to have their previous normal lives restored. They also offered no support for the rights of those who have naturally acquired immunity from the virus, which is at least as effective as the vaccine or better.
Such stances are considered to be a betrayal by millions of constituents around the country, with nearly 30 percent of Republicans indicating that they do not plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, none of which are approved by the FDA. Read more…