Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) threw a fit when Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asked the presiding senator to wear a mask then 87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley was exposed to COVID.
Republicans don’t want mask mandates, but like Sen. Cruz, the continue to warp the guidelines to justify their reckless behavior. The last time I checked, the Senate floor is located indoors. It doesn’t matter how far apart people are indoors, the Senate floor is a high-risk indoor environment where everyone should be wearing a mask.
The Senate floor doesn’t just contain senators. There are staffers all over the place. When Cruz and his fellow Republicans refuse to wear a mask, they jeopardize the health of all of those innocent individuals who are only trying to do their jobs.
Ted Cruz has never met a divisive issue that he will not exploit for attention. Cruz was already caught on a flight not wearing a mask, so even if a high-risk person like Chuck Grassley dropped dead in front of him, Cruz won’t change his position because he is already looking ahead to his 2024 presidential campaign.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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