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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said White House senior medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a “caricature,” like you might see on the popular skit comedy show “Saturday Night Live.”
Cruz appeared on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Faulkner Focus” and criticized Fauci and others amid new warnings of going back to pandemic mandates.
“You know, at some point, Fauci became a ‘Saturday Night Live’ caricature. Enough with the mandates,” Cruz said.
He added that COVID-19 was a serious disease and that he and several of his family members took precautionary measures to get vaccinated. But Cruz pointed out that a number of states were pushing for vaccine mandates, as well as for bringing back shutdowns and mask mandates, and argued that the previous shutdowns were a failure.
He also said that Fauci has sided with “every position under the sun” on every issue, arguing that some of those positions did not appear to make any sense.
“It doesn’t make any sense. We need to use common sense and common sense does not entail having 3-year-olds wearing masks as we’re vaccinating a very significant percentage of our population,” Cruz added.
Faulkner concluded the segment by asking Cruz why he got vaccinated and he explained that it made sense for him and his family to get vaccinated.
“Listen, people need to exercise common sense. I believe in individual responsibility and freedom,” Cruz said. “Every family ought to make that judgment based on your family members and loved ones.”