American Airways stated Monday it had contacted high Republican Senator Ted Cruz about its coronavirus prevention insurance policies after a photograph of the Texas lawmaker with no masks on a flight went viral on social media.
“Whereas our coverage doesn’t apply whereas consuming or ingesting, we’ve got reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the significance of this coverage as a part of our dedication to defending the well being and security of the touring public,” AA stated in a press release.
Aides to Cruz informed US media that he was ingesting a espresso on the time the picture was snapped.
The senator is holding a espresso cup and a phone within the picture, however there is no such thing as a masks in sight.
“For the well-being of our prospects and group members, we require face coverings to be worn onboard,” AA stated.
“We count on our prospects to adjust to our insurance policies once they select to journey with us.”
The corporate refused to say which flight Cruz was touring on Sunday, and whether or not or not he wore a face masks whereas not ingesting his espresso.
Carrying a masks in america has been politicized in latest months.
For months, President Donald Trump didn’t put on one in public — he was solely seen in a single for the primary time on Saturday when visiting a navy hospital.
Well being consultants and scientists have known as on US politicians to set an instance because the coronavirus pandemic rages in america, notably in Solar Belt states like Texas.
Texas’s Republican governor Greg Abbott has made sporting masks in public locations necessary — a measure he lengthy resisted putting in.
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