Cruz Lashes Out at Reporter Over One-Sided Questions [Video]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) bristled at a reporter’s question, slamming his fists on a podium as he railed against what he deemed media hypocrisy.
During a press conference, a reporter asked Cruz about him and other congressional Republicans not wearing masks. According to Fox News, Cruz angrily shot down the question, asking why the “questions are only directed at one side.”
“And by the way, on the question of hypocrisy, you just asked, you people at the podium are speaking without masks. Just once, I’d like to see a reporter say to Joe Biden when he stands at the damn podium in the White House without a mask, ‘Mr. President, why aren’t you wearing a mask?'” Cruz said. “Just once, I’d like to see you say to Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, when she stands at the podium with no mask, ‘Ms. Psaki, why don’t you have a mask?’ The questions are only directed at one side, and I got to say that the American people see the hypocrisy.”
Cruz emphatically slammed his hands on the podium twice.
The tense exchange begins at the 51:50 timestamp in the video below.
“I think there’s been wild hypocrisy from the Biden administration when it comes to COVID policies [on] mask mandates where Joe Biden rightly said we shouldn’t have mandates, [on] vaccine mandates where Joe Biden said we shouldn’t have vaccine mandates. As far as I know, everyone here has been vaccinated, double vaccinated, been boosted at some point,” Cruz said.
“I do know Dr. Fauci’s been all over the map about it. He’s said yes masks, no masks, he’s said, ‘Oh, I lied to the American people because they couldn’t handle it.’ At some point, the American people ought to be able to exercise their own freedom and make their decision,” he added.