Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) have signed a resolution challenging Washington, D.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for K-12th grade students. Cruz says it’s not the federal government’s business.
“No petty tyrant, whether in a federal agency, state governor’s mansion, or city council should be able to force COVID vaccines on children – much less threaten to take away their right to an education for not complying. COVID policies should be based on science and common sense, not the hysterical demands of radical liberal activists and union bosses who have no interest in what’s best for our children,” Cruz said in a statement.
Cruz recently spoke with the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro about the mandate.
“I’ll tell you, the District of Columbia — the school board — voted to force every child in D.C. to get vaccinated. I’m introducing this week legislation in the Senate to reverse that order. Under the Constitution, the District of Columbia is under the authority of Congress,” Cruz told Shapiro.
“The school board has no right to force you to get your five year old vaccinated. If you want to vaccinate your kid, vaccinate your kid. But if you don’t want to, who are these petty authoritarians trying to make this decision for you? And sadly, it’s a pattern we’re seeing across the board,” he added.
Cruz shared his statement on Twitter:
COVID policies should be based on science and common sense, not the hysterical demands of radical liberal activists and union bosses who have no interest in what’s best for our children. 2/x https://t.co/hZ4vBJ1IqG
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 21, 2022