‘Pro-Life’ Sen. Ted Cruz Does Not Wear Face Mask Inside Plane, Then Attends Rally of 250 People, Few Wear Masks
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who claims to be “pro-life,” was photographed not wearing a mask on an American Airlines flight on July 12 while traveling to a rally with around 200-250 people.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram journalist Bud Kennedy tweeted that the rally — for state representative candidate on Jon Francis — only had about five people wearing a mask, per a third-party source.
Hosseh Enad, who works for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, tweeted the Cruz airline photo at around 10:45am.
American Airlines said passengers are required to wear face coverings on flights except while eating or drinking.
A spokesperson for Cruz told McClatchy News that the Republican senator was following the rules: “Consistent with airline policy, he temporarily removes the mask while eating or drinking. Yesterday during his flight he removed his mask to drink and put it back on afterward. We should all practice common sense measures to slow the spread of the virus.”
However, Enad debunked that claim with another picture of Cruz not wearing a mask while sitting in the boarding area of an airport.
For those trying to argue that he was drinking, it's not hard to have a mask on and undo one side to take a sip then put it back on. Most people take their time drinking coffee.— Hosseh (@hossehenad) July 13, 2020
Also, here's a photo of him sitting outside the gate: pic.twitter.com/C7cbm3pQH0
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said in June that people should wear masks “in light of evolving evidence.”