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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:30 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz questions AG nominee Merrick Garland. After Mexico trip, should he quarantine?


Christal Hayes and Nicholas Wu
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz got comfortable in his seat behind a wooden dais Monday morning, ready to question Merrick Garland for what is expected to be a contentious confirmation hearing for attorney general.

The Texas senator was fresh off a trip to Mexico that was cut short after he was fiercely criticized for leaving his state in the middle of a crisis. Taking off the Texas flag face mask that he donned in the airport as he returned Thursday to his home state where millions were still without power and water after a brutal winter storm Cruz peppered President Joe Biden's nominee with questions about whether politics would sway the Justice Department.

Questions about Cruz's trip have continued to circulate on social media after photographs showed him handing out bottled water to Texans over the weekend. Some questioned whether he should be quarantining after leaving the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting tested for COVID-19 three to five days after traveling and staying home for seven days to quarantine, even if you test negative after a trip. It ranks Mexico as having a "very high" level of COVID-19, meaning travelers should avoid the country because of the risks posed by COVID-19 spread.

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Reply Sen. Ted Cruz questions AG nominee Merrick Garland. After Mexico trip, should he quarantine? (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:34 PM

1. I think I saw where his wife and daughters were told they would have to quarantine.

He could have at least gone virtual, rather than spew his vapors around the room. We sure don't want M. Garland to be exposed to the virus.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:48 PM

2. He needed to find a reason to get out of TX

This was as good a reason as any. Why go virtual and stick around doing real work when you can come back to DC and be treated like God by your adoring asskissing staff

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:41 PM

3. I bet most of the senators have both

Doses of vaccine if they wanted it. At least dems should be safe and Merrick looks old enough to get his too.
This is the DU member formerly known as marlakay.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:24 PM

4. Of course he should be quarantined, regardless of test results.

But that would be asking the likes of Ted Cruz to do the right thing. Ha!

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