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Ted Cruz praises men in NBA for refusing vaccines while he rejects women's right to abortions


Once again, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz seems to have rhetorically painted himself into a corner. - COURTESY PHOTO / U.S. SENATE
  • Courtesy Photo / U.S. Senate
  • Once again, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz seems to have rhetorically painted himself into a corner.

No stranger to wildly contradictory political stances, Sen. Ted Cruz staked yet another one on Wednesday — this time involving body autonomy.

On Twitter, the Texas' fully vaccinated junior senator heaped praise on male NBA players who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying he stood with anti-vax players Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal and others. He stamped his tweet with the hashtag #YourBodyYourChoice just to let us know he meant it.

Yet, that same day, the Republican defended his home state's restrictive new abortion law, which bans women from seeing the procedure before most are even aware they're pregnant. Let's roll the tape.

“What this is really about is trying to demonize Texas and trying to demagogue on the question of life,” Cruz said at the hearing. “Texas made a perfectly reasonable decision to protect life."

So, let's get this straight. In Cruzland, men get to choose what they do with their bodies, while women should just shut up and let the Texas Legislature, which is roughly three-quarters male, dictate their healthcare choices?

Little surprise that Twitter users seized on the hypocrisy, blasting Cruz for trumpeting those old GOP rhetorical standbys of freedom and personal responsibility while telling people with lady parts that they don't qualify for either.

Others pointed out another contradiction in Cruz's take on unvaccinated NBA players. And that is before now, a hefty share of the senator's Twitter farts about the league have involved him telling athletes who take a knee for Black Lives Matter that they're unpatriotic and un-American.

Which brings us to the tweet that at this point may end up being the most fitting political epitaph for Cruz in the eventuality that Texans finally vote his ass out of office.

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