Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz slammed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a discredited institution Thursday, according to The Hill.
“Apparently, according to the CDC, vaccines don’t work anymore. That science thing? Inoperative. We got more important things to worry about, like politics … Has there ever been an institution in American public life that has more discredited itself more rapidly, than the CDC?” Cruz said in an impassioned Senate speech.
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Cruz also criticized the Democrats for their response to COVID-19 on Fox News Wednesday.
“The Democrats have, from the beginning of this pandemic, treated it as a matter of politics,” Cruz said. “We saw a political agenda instead of common sense to keep us safe … That culminated yesterday in the CDC’s absurd decision that people who have been vaccinated must nonetheless wear masks when inside. That’s not science. That’s politics.” (RELATED: CDC Is Considering Mask Mandates For Vaccinated Americans, Fauci Says)
“The Democrats decided they want to control your lives…And my view is real simple — we shouldn’t have federal government mandates on COVID. That means no mask mandates, that means no vaccine mandates, that means no vaccine passports. This should be a question of individual choice,” Cruz continued.
On Tuesday, the CDC updated its guidance on masks and now recommends that fully vaccinated people should wear masks indoors, CNN reported.