Via press release from Sen. Ted Cruz:
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today introduced the No Mask Mandates Act and No Vaccine Mandates Act. The No Mask Mandates Act ends the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask mandate for all Americans-regardless of vaccination status.
The No Vaccine Mandates Act would require people administering a COVID-19 vaccine to first obtain the patient’s informed consent or, if the patient is a child, the informed consent of a parent or guardian. The bill also imposes civil penalties for violating a patient’s right by vaccinating against COVID-19 without consent.
Upon introduction of these bills, Sen. Cruz said: “Thanks to vaccinations and the natural immunity of Americans who have recovered from COVID-19, America is reopening. America is recovering, our kids are going back to school, and small businesses are returning as our nation’s economic heartbeat. At the same time, President Biden is imposing unscientific and burdensome mandates to control Americans’ lives.
“My legislation also provides civil rights protections for employees from their employers, to stop discrimination based on vaccination status. The American people must have the freedom to exercise personal choice when it comes to protecting their health and the health of their families.”
Sean Hannity talked up Cruz’s efforts Monday night and said he’s “fighting back.” He started the interview by emphasizing he’s seen people hospitalized from the virus and dying from the virus, encouraging viewers to do their own research. Cruz said people should “take it seriously, you have to take reasonable precautions.”
He went on to declare, “There should be no mandates, zero, concerning COVID. That means no mask mandates, regardless of your vaccination status. That means no vaccine mandates. That means no vaccine passports.”