Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he will no longer be wearing a mask in the Capitol building after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Fox News.
The Texas Republican joined several other conservative senators in this pledge, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Roger Marshall, (R-KS).
Cruz is able to show off his entire face due to the fact that while the House of Representatives has a rule that members and their aides are required to wear masks, the Senate has made no such mandate
“At this point, I’ve been vaccinated. Everybody working in the Senate has been vaccinated,” Cruz told CNN.
The Texas senator is mirroring the sentiments of many across the nation, especially in his home state where the mask mandate was lifted just weeks ago.
Cruz was confronted by a reporter about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that even those vaccinated wear masks in public.
“CDC has said in small groups, particularly with people who were vaccinated don’t need to wear masks,” he responded.
This isn’t the first time the Texan has been pushed by a reporter on masks. He was asked to put on a mask during a press conference last month.
“Uh, yeah, when I’m talking in front of the TV cameras I’m not going to wear a mask,” Cruz told the reporter. “And all of us have been immunized, so…”