(WGNO) R-Texas Senator Ted Cruz is taking some heat for not wearing a face covering at a meeting with the press Wednesday. After a reporter asked him to put one on, Cruz dismissed her.

Would you mind putting on a mask for us?-Reporter

 

Yeah, when I'm talking to the TV camera, I'm not going to wear a mask. All of us have been immunized.-R-Texas Senator Ted Cruz

 

It'd make us feel better.-Reporter

 

You're welcome to step away if you'd like.-R-Texas Senator Ted Cruz

The CDC warns that science still doesn't know how the COVID-19 vaccines will affect the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

Cruz's crass response isn't sitting well with many

Lefty reporters have lost their minds. #commonsense-R-Texas Senator Ted Cruz

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