[Ed. – He also pointed out he’s fully vaccinated. He might owe the reporter for free advertising. Hardly anyone is with the reporter on this.]
Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday refused to wear a mask during a press conference and falsely claimed that he was following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The exchange came as the Texas senator held a press conference with other Republican senators to discuss immigration and an upcoming trip to the US border with Mexico.
Footage of the press conference, in which reporters can be seen standing close to Cruz, was broadcast on C-SPAN and shared on Twitter.
A reporter asked: “Would you mind putting a mask on for us?”
“Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera I’m not going to wear a mask, and all of us have been immunized,” Cruz said as he gestured to other congressional lawmakers behind him, who are wearing masks.