Michael Moore Attacked Texas Over Lifting Mask Mandate, So Ted Cruz Returned Fire

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Hard-left filmmaker Michael Moore made the mistake of weighing in on Texas’s decisions to lift lockdown protocols, including the mask mandate, and promptly got hit square in his hypocrisy for his trouble by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Moore took to Twitter with the message that if Texas is going to lift its mask mandate then it shouldn’t get the vaccine.

“Texas – we hear you,” tweeted Moore. “You didn’t want to be part of our electrical grid. And now you’ve removed your mask mandate & are allowing large crowds to gather. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t need our precious vaccine. We’ll send it to ppl who are saving lives by wearing masks.”

Cruz saw the tweet and fired back at Moore, making it clear that he has no room to talk at all given his own needs.

“Ok. No gasoline for you. (That includes jet fuel.) And what do you think film is made of?” replied Cruz.

The answer is petroleum, which Texas provides. Despite digital cameras being available, film is still widely used for shooting productions, especially documentaries.

Outside of his woeful lack of knowledge about where the materials for his job come from, Moore’s insistence that Texas should be denied the vaccine because of its lifting restrictions is disgusting in its own right, especially considering that the numbers show that the less a state is locked down, the better it does against the virus.

This is especially noticeable between Florida and California, the former of which is doing far better with very little in terms of restrictions vs the latter which had draconian lockdown measures taken. California’s infection rate was so high that even when adding Texas’s rate to Florida’s, the numbers still came in well under California.

(READ: Graph Showing Difference in Case Rates Between Florida and California Is a Wake-Up Call for America)

Regardless, it’s disgusting that Moore would even consider depriving people of the vaccine because of decisions that were made by their state’s leaders, but thankfully, Moore’s never had the power to actually shift laws, and his increasing irrelevance due to his own hypocrisy is only making that more and more true.