TED CRUZ: It is the Biden administration that is doing what Sen. Shaheen accused me of doing. The CDC puts out this rule, even if you’ve been vaccinated you have to put a mask on. It is the Biden administration telling people vaccines don’t work. I actually understand — vaccines do work, which is why it is an arbitrary rule to require people who have been vaccinated to put a mask on. We see the kabuki theater here. Everyone here has been vaccinated. As soon as the CDC [announced the new guidance], we saw Democrats putting on masks, not because the vaccine suddenly stopped working yesterday, but it was working two days ago. Nope, but now it is a virtue signal of submissiveness to wear a mask.
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke out against the CDC issuing new recommendations that fully vaccinated people wear face masks again as a result of a new strain of COVID-19.