Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas rightly called out Sen. Sherrod Brown for engaging in “idiotic” virtue signaling after the Ohio Democrat chastised GOP colleague Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska for not wearing a face mask on the Senate floor.
On Monday, Brown and Sullivan, who was presiding over the chamber, had a testy exchange over the issue.
“I’d start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask as he speaks,” Brown said, adding, “I can’t tell you what to do, but I know that the behavior–“
Sullivan, who just successfully ran for re-election to a second term, interjected, “I don’t wear a mask when I’m speaking, like most senators.”
“So I don’t need your instruction,” the Marine Corps combat veteran added with a stern look on his face.
“I know you don’t need my instruction,” Brown