Sen.Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for an amendment to a bill to prohibit US participation in a vaccine passport.
“My view is simple: we should not have mandates. What does that mean? That means no mask mandate. That means no vaccine mandates. And I will say, it was interesting as I was reading through this COVID bill, section 107, talking about what foreign governments are doing. An awful lot of the descriptions of foreign governments can apply to our own government. So section 107 of this bill says, ‘Certain foreign governments have taken measures in response to COVID-19 that violate the human rights of their citizens without clear public health justification.’ Well, I think you could delete the word ‘foreign’ in that because we’ve seen governments here domestically arbitrarily exercising power as well.”
“I might remind you that Anthony Fauci in those emails, asked Facebook to silence anyone who said anything different than the government directive on speech, including, if you suggested the origin of the Wuhan virus was actually at Wuhan, China, in a Chinese government lab. And Facebook willingly complied and censored that view. You’re not allowed to have that view that this escape from the government lab. Then miraculously a couple of months ago, the administration was forced to recognize, ‘Well, yeah, there’s actually very significant evidence that the Wuhan virus escape from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, and beyond that, that it may well have been developed with government research with American taxpayer funding, on ‘gain of function’ research.’ Those views that were banned for a year are now acknowledged as having very significant scientific basis behind them. My view there should be no mandates, no mask mandates, no vaccine mandates, and no vaccine passports, and what my amendment focuses on is just the last piece of it – vaccine passports. I will say, finally, this should be a proposition that is bipartisan. The Biden administration at least claims to oppose vaccine passports.”
Vaccines are effective. I’ve been vaccinated. My wife has been vaccinated. My parents have been vaccinated. My wife’s parents have been vaccinated. I’ve been urging Americans to get vaccinated, but I also believe in individual liberty. I believe in freedom. It’s your damn choice whether you get vaccinated. I think it made sense for me in consultation with my doctor, but you have the ability to make your choice.”
The credibility of the CDC is in tatters because the leadership of the CDC has been willing to allow science to become politicized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 28, 2021 – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, participated in a committee markup on three bills, one of which seeks to create a fund for global health initiatives. Sen. Cruz introduced two amendments to prevent the federal government from creating a vaccine passport system and vaccine database to track Americans based on their vaccination status.
Sen. Cruz Fights to Block the American Government from Establishing COVID Vaccine Passports
“My view on COVID is it is serious. We should take serious steps to combat it. We have taken extraordinary steps to combat COVID-19, including an unprecedented effort to develop vaccines, hundreds of millions of which have been administered as we’ve come together and fought against this disease. But we’ve also seen stupid policies. We’ve seen lockdowns across this country that have shut down small businesses, destroyed restaurants, destroyed bars, destroyed generational businesses. We’ve seen schools shut down, tens of millions of children sent home for over a year, children who are falling behind academically, who are falling behind in reading, who are falling behind in math. And the children being hurt are disproportionately low income. They’re disproportionately Hispanic and African American, and nonetheless, the edicts to shut down schools have continued. They were utterly unjustifiable.
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