American Airlines contacts Sen. Cruz over maskless photo drinking coffee on plane

American Airlines contacts Sen. Cruz over maskless photo drinking coffee on plane
Cruz speaks on the Senate floor. YouTube, Ted Cruz video

[Ed. – Seriously?]

American Airlines said Monday it had contacted top Republican Senator Ted Cruz about its coronavirus prevention policies after a photo of the Texas lawmaker without a mask on a flight went viral on social media.

“While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the importance of this policy as part of our commitment to protecting the health and safety of the traveling public,” AA said in a statement.

Aides to Cruz told US media that he was drinking a coffee at the time the photo was snapped.

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The senator is holding a coffee cup and a telephone in the photo, but there is no mask in sight.

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