Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a sharp “hell no” to suggestions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should advise people to both get vaccinated and mask up amid the spread of the delta variant in the United States.
“No. No. No. Hell NO,” the Texas senator said in response to a suggestion from Jerome Adams, former surgeon general under former President Donald Trump, who made waves over the weekend after stating that both he and Dr. Anthony Fauci “famously, prematurely, & wrongly advised against masks”:
Hell NO. https://t.co/GDgTvsEk7E
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 18, 2021
“I felt it was the best call at the time, but now regret it,” he said, expressing concern that the CDC made a “similarly premature, misinterpreted, yet still harmful call on masking.”
“Instead of vax it OR mask it, the emerging data suggests CDC should be advising to vax