August 6, 2021

Ted Cruz insists that you shouldn't have to show papers for "basic activities of life." Except that's what we do every day. And even Ted Cruz wants you to show your papers to vote, so there's a fundamental problem with his reasoning (i.e. partisan hackery). And never mind trying to get away to Cancun without bringing your passport along, eh Ted?

What a putz.

CNN hosts John Berman and Briana Keilar rightly mocked this piss poor excuse for a U.S. Senator.

Source: Raw Story

CNN co-hosts Brianna Keilar and John Berman again mocked Cruz over the trip on Friday, as they pointed out the hypocrisy of his recent comments saying he opposes COVID-19 vaccine mandates because he doesn't want America to become a "show us your papers" society.

"We should have no COVID mandates," Cruz said Thursday on CNBC. "What does that mean? That means no mask mandates, no vaccine mandates. We shouldn't step into a regime where the government says 'show us your papers' if you want to do the basic activities of life."

Noting that the issue of vaccine mandates is a serious one, "so naturally Ted Cruz politicized it and laid the hyperbole on thick," Keilar and Berman responded by pointing out dozens of "basic activities" for which Americans already need "papers" — such as driving a car. They also noted that many schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps, chicken pox and polio.

We also should point out that Cruz is staunchly anti-papers, except for when he's not," Keilar said, before playing several clips of Cruz vehemently supporting voter ID laws, including one segment from Fox News in which host Sean Hannity backed the senator up by saying: "You need an ID to buy a six-pack for crying out loud."

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.