Ted Cruz mocked after saying he ‘stands with’ NBA star who reportedly thinks vaccines are ‘a plan of Satan’

Ted Cruz mocked after saying he ‘stands with’ NBA star who reportedly thinks vaccines are ‘a plan of Satan’
Ted Cruz // Gage Skidmore

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is under fire after he declared his allegiance to several anti-vaxx NBA stars who refuse to get vaccinated, including one who apparently agrees that vaccines implant microchips as part of "a plan of Satan."

Cruz tweeted out an article from The Hill, "NBA struggles with vocal vaccine holdouts," which notes "some of the league's brightest stars are refusing to get the shot."

"Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, vice president of the union, reportedly has not been vaccinated," The Hill adds. "Unless he is given an exemption or gets vaccinated, Irving could miss all of Brooklyn's home games so long as New York City's indoor vaccine mandate is in place, potentially costing the team wins and forfeiting millions of dollars."

"Please respect my privacy," Irving told reporters in a Zoom meeting Monday in response to questions about his vaccination status.
Irving recently liked Instagram posts from a user who claimed that vaccines implant microchips as part of "a plan of Satan," a baseless conspiracy theory that has spread to other NBA locker rooms, according to Rolling Stone.

The Gainesville Sun adds that "Kyrie Irving is apparently leading the chatter" on the microchip conspiracy theory.

"He's been linking to social media posts about secret societies 'implanting vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for 'a plan of Satan.''"

On Wednesday the hard core Texas conservative, who last year was accused by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of " riding in the quiet car of the White Supremacist Express," tweeted out his support for Irving and three other NBA stars. He tagged his tweet with "#YourBodyYourChoice."

Cruz on Wednesday also said NBA star Lebron James should announce he "won't play in any arena that bans another NBA player because they make a personal healthcare choice."

Not getting vaccinated is not a personal healthcare choice because it directly affects the health and safety of everyone you come into contact with.

Cruz was quickly mocked and berated.

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