While the Biden White House has been more than a little wobbly on the agenda of a federal coronavirus vaccine passport, opinions range among state leaders, with most agreeing with their party line.
At this time thirteen states — Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah and Texas — have blocked proof-of-vaccination at certain levels of government. And there are three states — Hawaii, New York, and Oregon — that have exempted fully vaccinated people from some restrictions if they can give proof of vaccination.
The more people get vaccinated, the more the topic comes up. With that in mind – and especially the Biden White House’s comments about the issue, Republican Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) and Mike Braun (Ind.) have introduced a bill that would essentially ban federal vaccine passports. The bill would also block any employer from discriminating against an employee or a prospective one in the event they did not get the vaccine.
Cruz was on Fox and posted this video to his Twitter account explaining his bill:
Vaccines are terrific and the COVID-19 vaccine has given us a lot of freedom.
But there’s a real potential for government overreach.
I don’t believe the government should force anyone to get the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/PZVLnDzcAo
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 28, 2021
Because CNN’s Chris Cuomo is a complete dimwit, he tried to play games with Cruz by trying to draw a non-sensical connection between the freedom to not to get vaccinated and the so-called “right” to abortion:
Does this liberty extend to women who want to control their bodies? https://t.co/jlzOykZlxr
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 28, 2021
Ted Cruz then went for the jugular in his tweeted response:
Not sure Cuomo’s should be talking about controlling women’s bodies…. https://t.co/7NCVTd3uuT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 29, 2021
The guy otherwise known as “Fredo” Cuomo did not like being reminded of the sexual harassment accusations against his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo, and laughably said Cruz was being “weak” on the topic:
Your game here is as weak as it was on the court. Ready to answer the question? If the government can’t control one health decision, why is it ok to control a woman’s body? https://t.co/tQINW6tleI
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 30, 2021
Cruz has not responded yet, but considering his initial reply was the right one, it would be very acceptable if he ignored Governor Cuomo’s attention-seeking little brother and kept observing the Memorial Day holiday accordingly.
Author: Blake Ambrose