Sen. Ted Cruz was maskless on an American Airlines commercial flight

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Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz has never been “alright” in any sense, but he seems to be especially stupid lately and I don’t really understand why. Is he just agitating and being stupid because of the election? Or is it something else. Anyway, fresh from his utterly manufactured “controversy” over the Goya CEO’s MAGA-ness (boycott Goya), Zodiac Killer Cruz decided to hop on an American Airlines commercial flight in the middle of a pandemic. Senator Cruz did not wear a mask. First of all, I can’t think of anything worse than sitting on a commercial airplane under normal conditions, but during a pandemic with an airborne pathogen? Nope. And to do so without a mask is not just stupid, it’s actually against every current flying policy:

I followed the thread – Cruz was on an hour-long flight from Houston to Dallas and while he had a cup of coffee, he remained utterly maskless in the airport and throughout the entire flight. Cruz’s office later claimed that Cruz merely had his mask off to enjoy his coffee, but as I said, other passengers say that Cruz remained maskless for the entire flight, and that he wasn’t wearing one in the terminal. American Airlines is now investigating/reviewing the matter. American Airlines was recently in the news for banning a (non-senator) passenger for refusing to wear a mask as well.

Sidenote question: if it was just an hour-long flight within the state of Texas, why not drive? I’m really asking. Surely there are good roads between Dallas and Houston and I can’t imagine driving that distance would be any more time-consuming than waiting at a terminal, flying and infecting hundreds of people with your maskless germs and viruses. Okay, so I looked up the distance… it’s a three-and-a-half hour drive, so I get that driving isn’t the most convenient thing. But if the aim is convenience through commercial flying, WEAR A MASK!

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  1. Astrid says:

    I’m waiting for karma

  2. KellyRyan says:

    You can’t fix ugly or stupid. :) Doesn’t he have a family?

    • liz says:

      Yes, he does. His wife works (worked?) for Goldman Sachs and was the one who Trump called “ugly.” (with no response/defense from her husband). I think they have twin teenaged daughters.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    And Zodiac Killer Cruz was probably browsing porn on his phone too.

  4. Louisa says:

    The arrogance of these a holes. He clearly has no respect for his fellow passengers and I blame the airline also for not enforcing their mask policy. Surprised no one on the flight called him out on it.

    Oh and a 3 1/2 drive is nothing. By the time you get yourself to the airport, wait for your flight, drive to your destination after your flight, I guarantee he wouldn’t have been much longer driving.

    • Juls says:

      Mythbusters actually did an episode where they tested flight vs. Drive. I dont remember the exact distance but it was somewhere around 450 miles. Under that, its actually faster to drive. Over that, fly. Not exact science and doesn’t consider all factors (like access to freeways or not) but it does give a general idea of considering distance when deciding which way to travel.

      • SpankFD says:

        Not sure it was arrogance. Wouldn’t put it past Trump to ensure he got a prophylactic dose of the life saving serum from COVID-19 survivors. (His logic: it’s more important for HIM to be protected from a potential infection than to save the life of a dying person with an actual infection.) Further I can see him doling out access to the serum to loyalists, i.e. the complicit. So Cruz may have had nothing to fear at all…

    • Kate says:

      I live in Houston and travel often for buissness to Dallas (often one day meetings). The flight is really easy, if you have the trusted traveler and status in one of the airline programs (I show up 30 min early for the Dallas flight, so basically walk straight on to the plane). Add that I can work/rest while I uber/fly – hate to side with Ted here, but I’d fly if I had to go – it lets me return the same day. (Virtual meetings for now!)

      Wear a mask, ass hat.

  5. TIFFANY says:

    Zodiac gets off on being a horrible person.

    No one likes him ( this goes all the way back to his school days) and he looks for attention seeking ways to annoy people that he knows don’t like him.

    I would say he doesn’t care, but he does.

  6. lola says:

    They should have given him a parachute and kicked him out.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    A commercial flight for which we probably paid if he set foot in one of his constituent offices at ether location. If so, he needs to reimburse us.

  8. Sayrah says:

    oh ted you rebel you 🙄

  9. Darla says:

    We need a law that forces this guy to wear a mask even after the pandemic is history.

    • Chanteloup says:

      lol so true. I’m onboard!

    • lucy2 says:

      Right? Actually a lot of these awful Republicans, I’d be happy to never see their full face again.

      The flight attendants should have insisted he wear a mask- it’s to protect them and the other passengers! I hope he gets banned from the airline, but we all know that won’t happen.

      Also, I can’t imagine flying when you could drive – 3 1/2 hours is nothing.

      • Darla says:

        I agree, I drive to DC and it’s 5 hours. I flew twice and I was like, wtf am I doing this for, imagine the plane crashes my last thought will be, you know, I could have easily driven this. A under 4 hour drive is nothing.

      • lucy2 says:

        And right now with the pandemic? I’d drive pretty much anything except cross country or overseas. But I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.
        I’m in NJ and drove to DC a few months before all this started – parked in Maryland and took the Metro in. So easy and cheap!

  10. 10KTurtle says:

    So what has been the punishment for all the “civilian” non-senators who were penalized for not wearing a mask? Does Cruz get the same penalties or does everybody else’s penalty get waived now? [Side note: of course I think they all suck for not wearing a mask and should all be banned from public flights.]

  11. Chanteloup says:

    If you’re too stupid to figure out how to lower your mask for *one second* to sip your coffee [you can't wait one goddamn hour to drink so you wouldn't be spewing your filthy breath on the people trapped beside you] – you’re too stupid to be a senator.

    But, that’s been obvious for a looooong time, hasn’t it Zodiak Killer Covid-19 Killer Cruz? smdh

  12. samipup says:

    Boy, he really has gotten ever more ugly and putrid to look at since the last photo I’ve seen of him!

  13. Tx_mom says:

    I live in Houston and I would 100% drive to Dallas, even with no pandemic! By the time you travel to and from the airports, it’s usually less time to just drive.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking too: between going to the airport (usually not located close to your place), going through security, having to be at the gate about 60 min in advance, waiting for the plane to get to the gate, leaving the airport to get where you want to be… Yeah, it’s a huge waste of time!

      Also, planes are terrible for the environment so it’d be much better to stop those short-distance rides when there are other options available

    • Scal says:

      Fellow person that lives in TX. Between DFW and IAH airports-I would rather walk from Dallas to Houston than deal with either of those places. Bush airport is the wooooorrrrsssst.

    • MissMarierose says:

      I think it depends. If you’re on Southwest, it’s not that bad to fly from Hobby to Love. But he was on American, which means flying from Intercontinental (I will not call it Bush) to DFW, and those places are massive and out in the boonies. That’s too much of a hassle, like you said.

      • Maristeph says:

        Just wanted to comment that we do the same thing with National Airport where I am from (DC-area). I have refused to call it Reagan my entire life and will continue to do so until my dying day.

  14. Ellen Olenska says:

    There is actually some thought that the terminals are bigger breeding grounds than the planes. Breathe deep senator cruz.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Yes, KillerCruz – Breathe deep! the gathering gloom
      You need to fade from every congress and white house room
      Cold-hearted monsters rule us from the right
      Try to disempower us, remove our rights
      But WE decide which is right
      and who the fock gets voted out in November

      #VOTEforOurLives

  15. Chickaletta says:

    Woe betide American Airlines if the anti-maskers they *did* punish were anyone except other white men. I mean, they mostly likely were white men, but still, the optics of it if it comes out that AA booted off a POC but allowed Ted to just go on his merry way……

  16. a reader says:

    DFW local here. It’s actually about 4 hours to drive from DAL > HOU. It’s a total PITA, through KKK country and into the h*llhole that is Houston traffic. I’ve driven it multiple times without incident. That said, if I had the opportunity to fly instead, I’d do it to save the drive time.

    None of that absolves Cruz of his reckless behavior. He is THE WORST and seems to have become emboldened after he survived Beto’s challenge. I hope that AA bans him; there seems to be enough witnesses to confirm he didn’t wear a mask in the airport (I saw a photo of him sitting in the terminal, maskless, yesterday) or on the plane. F him.

  17. A says:

    I’m not one for conspiracies or anything but one I will push is that Ted Cruz doesn’t drink coffee. That’s just Campbell’s canned soup he’s put in a coffee cup to make his slurping it down look more socially acceptable. Follow for more in depth political analysis.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Whatever he’s slurping, we know it’s not anything that propagates brain cells

      • A says:

        Lol true.
        Look, I know I just said I don’t go for conspiracy theories and yet I’m handing out two very totally serious accusations in the span of just a few sentences but has anyone investigated the idea that Ted Cruz is actually just a large worm in a human suit?

      • Chanteloup says:

        Food grade diatomaceous earth kills parasites and has no harmful effects on actual humans [which we know he is not, if that implies any humanity or the slightest modicum of decency].
        [Raises hand] I’d be willing to be the one to scientifically test this conspiracy theory!

    • Arpeggi says:

      The man definitely loves his cans, doesn’t he? And more than his wife it seems

  18. Lala11_7 says:

    I just got back from the ATL…I HAD TO GO.. I gave Naomi Campbell a RUN for her $$$…gloves…GOGGLES…face shield…face mask…rain poncho…THE WORKS…was it uncomfortable? Considering the alternative and considering that I will be taking public transportation to work so I will HAVE to dress like this ANYWAY…EVERYDAY?

    No..it wasn’t uncomfortable at all…we’re in an airborne pandemic…and THAT is how you need to dress if you’re taking public transportation…Folks on the plane…including the attendants only had on face masks..with eyes and hands uncovered and that isn’t enough protection in closed environments and our government should be honest about that fact

    • Miss Sunshine says:

      Lala you are so right!! I would be in full hazmat gear if I had to fly! I wish everyone took it so seriously.

  19. Marigold says:

    In Texas, that is an easy drive. Everything is at least 3 hours apart!

  20. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    As a Mexican-American woman, I wouldn’t drive that part of the state. East Texas is notoriously full of open racists.

    But f*ck Ted Cruz for not wearing a mask.

  21. L4frimaire says:

    He deliberately chose not to wear a mask just to troll us, while flouting airline policy. There is a reason why absolutely no one in the Senate likes him.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    He had COVID a while back, so maybe he thinks he is ok not to wear one? If so – he’s wrong. No one, not even big time Senators knows how this virus and the antibodies really work or how long everything lasts.

    • H says:

      They are saying 8 weeks for antibodies. MAYBE. If you get it a second time, its usually much worse. Poor Ted. Rocks are brighter.

  23. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Austinite here. I think he did it intentionally, knowing it would get publicity. Total dog whistle to the Repub non mask wearing base. There are a lot of them in Texas. They don’t need the encouragement. Sigh…..

  24. FlyinA says:

    Certainly don’t know the whole story here from one photo snap. Most certainly can tell the article is written from an extremely bias standpoint. Also- if I’m drinking a coffee, the last thing I’m doing is putting on and off a mask. Get your facts straight before you put out a story.

    • holly hobby says:

      Hi Ted! Thanks for writing in! Do you really nurse a cup of coffee for a whole one hour flight? Also, why didn’t you have your mask on at the terminal (where you weren’t drinking coffee)?

      I’m surprised racist people in TX elected him because he stands for everything they hate foreigner (Canadian) and Hispanic (Real Name Rafael).