Senator Ted Cruz has come under fire for trying to tussle with Mr T on Twitter after the 1980s icon said he would still wear a mask even though he received a second COVID-19 booster shot .
Cruz (R-Texas) took aim at Mr. T, whose real name is Lawrence Tureaud, on Wednesday after the actor and professional wrestler started following Twitter about his vaccine statement.
“I just received my 2nd Moderna booster shot, and I feel great! I’m still going to wear my mask and keep my distance because the virus is not over, you fool! Grrr”, the star of the A team tweeted.
cross quickly called Mr. T’s position as “weird” in an apparent attempt to shame the Hollywood elite.
“535 members of Congress can attend the State of the Union without wearing a mask, but that’s still not good enough for Hollywood,” Cruz said.
The backlash against the senator was swift, with Twitter users accusing him of shaming Mr T for exercising the ‘freedom’ to choose whether he wears a mask – an argument the Texas senator has repeatedly used at the height of the pandemic.
“It’s called personal freedom. You should try it someday,” a user tweeted.
“This seems like a fight you definitely shouldn’t choose, especially based on your gory stories about personal liberties to spread the virus,” another wrote.
“Let people have personal freedom. I say. I say. It’s against GQP rules, but most of us prefer freedom as WE see it. Not as GQP sees it,” another user saidreferring to a term used to describe Republicans who support QAnon.
Someone else tweeted: “You are about individual freedoms. Let people choose what they want.
Meanwhile, others have captured Cruz sparring with a former professional wrestler, Tweeter: “Cruz running away trying to start a fight with Mr. T? I’d like to see how it goes!
Cruz has made her stance on masks clear throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
At one point, he refused to wear a face covering in the Capitol building after receiving his vaccine in April of last year. He also criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July for its “absurd” recommendation to always require masks for vaccinated Americans indoors.
New York Post