Sen. Ted Cruz held a news conference Wednesday with other Republican senators in order to discuss the crisis at the U.S southern border.
In a video of the conference, a reporter can be heard asking, “Would you mind putting a mask on for us?”
Cruz responded, “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera I’m not going to wear a mask, and all of us have been immunized,” gesturing to his fellow lawmakers.
The reporter pressed further and insisted that Cruz putting on a mask would “make us feel better.”
Cruz, however, fired back, “You’re welcome to step away if you like,” and added that the “whole point of a vaccine” was so that he no longer had to wear a mask.
REPORTER: “Would you mind putting on a mask for us?”
CRUZ: “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask. All of us have been immunized.”
REPORTER: “It’d make us feel better.”
CRUZ: “You’re welcome to step away if you’d like.” pic.twitter.com/0d0rvz0OAJ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
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