Media Mask Shamers Target Ted Cruz, Go Strangely Silent When Chuck Schumer Video Gets Dropped

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On the floor of the U.S. Senate Monday, a rather tense scene developed between mask-shaming Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and the presiding officer Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK). As Brown began virtue-signaling speaking, he requested that Sullivan wear a mask. Sullivan refused, stating he did not need guidance on coronavirus safety tips from Brown.

It went downhill shortly thereafter as Brown used his opportunity in the spotlight to allege, without evidence, that Republican leaders don’t care about public health:

Brown said the moment was emblematic of a Senate where “there isn’t much interest … in public health.”

“We have a majority leader who calls us back here to vote on an unqualified nominee and, at the same time, to vote for judge after judge after judge, exposing all the people who can’t say anything … and expose all the staff here,” said Brown, referring to potentially spreading the coronavirus to staffers. “The majority leader just doesn’t seem to care.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) got wind of the exchange and took to the Twitter machine to express his unvarnished opinion on Brown’s “idiotic” conduct, calling him a “complete a**” who was making a show of himself by wearing a mask during his speech while no one was anywhere near him:

Several hours later, CNN White House correspondent and fellow mask shamer John Harwood did his best to rescue Brown and dunk on Cruz in a quote retweet by reporting that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had announced Tuesday he had been exposed to the coronavirus and was quarantining as a result:

The only conclusion that could be drawn from Harwood’s tweet is that he was trying to somehow blame Sullivan’s non-mask wearing for Grassley’s situation and Cruz via extension, which is not only incredibly stupid but also ill-informed.

Grassley has been tested for the virus and is currently awaiting results, but assuming he has it the likelihood that he just got it yesterday while in the Senate is slim to none:

Beyond that are the countless, and I do mean COUNTLESS instances of Democrats speaking in the House and Senate who either don’t wear a mask at all when giving speeches or who pull their masks down below their chins when doing so. Fascinating how Brown neglected to mention them in his rant decrying a supposed lack of concern for the well-being of others from Republican Senators.

But what made Brown’s diatribe particularly despicable and hypocritical was how – in contrast to slamming Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for allegedly “not seeming to care” about those around him – Brown conveniently overlooked Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s actual double standards on mask-wearing, which were on full display during a “victory” party held on New York City streets in the aftermath of the election:

Strangely, Harwood did not see fit to revisit the issue of mask-wearing nor the possibility of how Grassley might have been exposed to the virus, not even when the two-faced Schumer implored Senators to start wearing them on the floor:

And if they have to wear them on the floor, will Schumer call for them to be worn in the hallways, too? Because if not …:

I have a theory on one of the reasons we’re seeing more mask defiance in Democratic states like California. People are simply fed up to HERE with the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality of Democratic politicians and their obedient water carriers in the media, and have decided if the rules don’t apply to “leaders” then the common folk don’t have to abide by them either.

Can you really blame them?

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