Cruz Denounces COVID Tests Before SCOTUS Hearings

The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) suggested Sunday that testing members of the Senator Judiciary Committee for the coronavirus before the start of Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week is a delay tactic by Democrats playing “procedural games.”

Cruz himself is self-quarantining after coming into contact with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 2 after attending the Rose Garden ceremony where Trump nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Cruz told NBC News’s Chuck Todd that he has recently tested negative, but with confirmation hearings commencing Monday, he has not self-quarantined for a full 14 days, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.