Ted Cruz, R-Texas said that President Joe Biden’s mandate to give vaccines to workers at businesses with more than 100 employees was a political decision meant to distract Americans away from the chaotic U.S. withdrawal.
Cruz stated that whether it was Biden or the “political operatives around” him, every decision regarding Afghanistan and sadly every other foreign policy issue before the White House has been made as a matter of pure politics.
Cruz stated that the mandate for vaccines is not different.
“What the White House is trying to do, they want to change the topic from Afghanistan,” Cruz charged. “It’s why Biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in Afghanistan.”
Cruz claims that the mandate will be overturned in court.
“But the president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in Afghanistan,” he said. “And he’s counting on a bunch of big businesses in particular forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down.”
Cruz said that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was “the worst foreign-policy catastrophe in a generation.”
“They put politics in front of everything else, they abandoned Americans behind enemy lines and it was a disaster,” Cruz stated.