Twitter bludgeons Ted Cruz for medical freedom hypocrisy
United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas/Cancun) is rabidly anti-choice and supports his state's efforts to ban abortion. But when it comes to requiring individuals to get inoculated against COVID-19 to protect public health, Cruz believes that the government has no business telling people what to do with their bodies.
On Wednesday afternoon, Cruz – who caught the coronavirus in 2020 – took a break from not legislating to complain on Twitter about vaccine mandates, which he views as an infringement upon personal liberty. This is in spite of the fact that for decades they have been required for students to attend public schools and travelers to visit foreign countries.
But Cruz has a brand to maintain.
“It’s time to end vaccine mandates. No petty government authoritarian should control personal medical decisions,” wrote Cruz.
It\u2019s time to end vaccine mandates.\n \nNo petty government authoritarian should control personal medical decisions.— Senator Ted Cruz (@Senator Ted Cruz) 1645642536
Because legal prowess is not a prerequisite for noticing the inherent hypocrisy in Cruz's stance, observers on social media were quick to call him out on it.
"So you are going to condemn the draconian laws that make medical decisions for the women of Texas? It’s about time," one person asked.
So you are going to condemn the draconian laws that make medical decisions for the women of Texas? It\u2019s about time.— Emotional Support Hippy (@Emotional Support Hippy) 1645642775
Awesome! So glad to hear you\u2019ve come to agree with the vast majority of us who think it\u2019s a woman\u2019s right to choose! Well done you! Now tell that to the Texas legislature & your governor!— FLgirl47 (@FLgirl47) 1645643548
Kinda like how abortions should be a personal medical decision and not up to authoritarian control— Truth Seeker \ud83d\udd75\ufe0f\u200d\u2642\ufe0f (@Truth Seeker \ud83d\udd75\ufe0f\u200d\u2642\ufe0f) 1645647018
Like abortion?pic.twitter.com/J7WP0WNBug— Emotional Support Hippy (@Emotional Support Hippy) 1645642563
"Including vaccine mandates that schools have used for decades? Polio redux, anyone?" quipped another.
Including vaccine mandates that schools have used for decades?\nPolio redux, anyone?— Wheezy (@Wheezy) 1645642853
Petty ??? Yeah...Because they did it for decades...how many vaccines were you mandated to get...and your children??? Suddenly its control??? No it's always been about Public Health— (((SandySays))) (@(((SandySays)))) 1645642795
Vaccines have been mandated in schools for decades.....literally decades....SMDH— Cameron Spesard (@Cameron Spesard) 1645642702
.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n MAKE POLIO GREAT AGAIN !!!\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.— tankflynn (@tankflynn) 1645645349
Texas has also begun taking steps to classify gender reassignment surgery for transgender kids as "child abuse." On this too, Cruz has offered no objections to the state interfering in personal health matters.
What about this govt. Medical Intrusion?\nTX AG: \u201cThere is no doubt" that gender transition of minors is \u2018child abuse\u2019 under TX law.\nThe TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services will enforce this ruling and investigate & refer for prosecution any..https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2022/02/21/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-health-care-for-transgender-children-is-abuse/\u00a0\u2026— Ted & Lyn (@Ted & Lyn) 1645643140
Some accused Cruz of being pro-COVID, which is still killing nearly 2,000 Americans per day.
Ted working to extend the pandemic and maximize the number of Americans killed by COVID.— Bruce Brown (@Bruce Brown) 1645646812
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