Ted Cruz ridiculed for accusing Texas of increasing Covid cases of illegal immigrants

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will vote on the Senate floor in Washington, DC on June 8, 2021 (Getty Images).

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will vote on the Senate floor in Washington, DC on June 8, 2021 (Getty Images).

Ted Cruz Have been ridiculed for his claim COVID-19 cases in the south Texas Rising to cross immigrants boundary..

Republican senators attacked President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the government’s immigration policy at the US-Mexico border and accused those who entered the United States of spreading the virus.

The Biden administration is reportedly considering ending public health rules during the Trump era, which allowed authorities to keep migrants away at the border during a pandemic.

“Understand this. If the Biden administration finishes Title 42, they will release Covid-positive illegal immigrants in your community,” Cruz claimed at a press conference this week.

“In southern Texas, the Covid positive rate is rising. In Laredo, the Covid positive rate is rising. In San Antonio, the Covid positive rate is rising.”

He added: “Most of these illegal immigrants are not vaccinated. They are caged with other Covid-positive people. They spread Covid and then release Covid in our community. This is crazy. “

In Texas, more than 3 million Covid cases occurred during a pandemic, killing 52,919 people.

Public health data show that Texas is significantly behind other large states when it comes to vaccination. Only 42.6% of the population is fully vaccinated in Lone Star, compared to 52% in California and 55% in New York.

In March, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Robert Fenton said less than 6% of Covid-19 tests on immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border returned positive, more than the overall positive rate. I told lawmakers that it was low. Texas.

Conservative political analyst Bill Kristol has criticized Senator Cruz’s claim that it is unfounded in reality.

“By the way, I haven’t taken this completely dishonest and dishonest comment by Cruz seriously, so here’s an honest question: do we automatically vaccinate people picked up at the border? Should unvaccinated people somehow come to the country? Shouldn’t it? “He tweeted.

Cruz was also attacked by Shannon Watts, the founder of Mama’s Demand Action, a gun action group.

“It’s been two years since a racist-motivated gunman drove to El Paso for nine hours to shoot and kill immigrants on August 2. Ted Cruz has his dangerous rhetoric all about Texas. I know enough to put a target on the back of a brown man, “she tweeted.

Cruz was also ridiculed by Reed Galen, co-founder of Project Lincoln.

“No, Ted. That’s because you and all your vaccinated friends are telling your supporters to catch Covid. By dying for your ambitions and irony libs To own, “he tweeted.

Independent We asked Mr. Cruz’s office for comment.

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