Sen. Ted Cruz started a firestorm on Sunday while appearing on CBS’s, Face the Nation where he accused food service workers of being grifters for receiving government money, instead of, risking their lives to work during the pandemic. Cruz said, “I’ve spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas who are trying to reopen, and they are calling their waiters and waitresses, they are calling their bus boys and they won’t come back.”
Hey @tedcruz, perhaps all those people across Texas don't want to go back to work because there's a major outbreak in your state, not because you're giving them too much money. Try looking out for the little guy for once.
— Advice for Dodos (@advicefordodos) July 26, 2020
Cruz added, “And of course they won’t come back because the federal government is paying them in some instances twice as much money to stay home.” Restaurant workers and their loved ones did not take the criticism lying down and blasted Cruz on Twitter. Some workers told Cruz to fight for better wages instead of criticizing them while others said that Cruz should rethink going out to eat.
Let me tell you @tedcruz, my sis owns a huge salon in LA County, she is trying to survive. No stimulus money to her cuz Trump gave it to the wealthy. She had a vibrant business, the Rep brought her down, now everyone is afraid to come back to work, why?The virus the Reps ignoreSee Also
— CjoMolly (@CjoMolly) July 26, 2020
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Travis Earle is a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as a politics writer for Hill Reporter. Travis@HillReporter.com