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Ted Cruz tears into Sesame Street for vaccinating Elmo

Ted Cruz storms into Sesame Street as he ‘aggressively advocates’ vaccinating children under five, giving Elmo a shot, saying they have ‘ZERO scientific evidence’

  • Senator Ted Cruz’s war on Sesame Street resumed Tuesday after the Texas Republican saw the fictional muppet Elmo had been vaccinated
  • “Thanks @sesamestreet for telling parents to ask questions!” Cruz wrote
  • He continued: ‘You then have @elmo aggressively advocating vaccinating children UNDER 5’, saying they are citing ‘ZERO scientific evidence’
  • The Sesame Street tweet suggests parents should talk to their pediatricians if they have questions about vaccinating babies and toddlers
  • In November, Cruz lashed out at Sesame Street for announcing that Big Bird had received a COVID-19 vaccine
  • “Government propaganda…for your 5-year-old!” Cruz said at the time:
  • The Texas Republican was then promptly ridiculed on Saturday Night Live for going after the beloved Sesame Street character

Senator Ted Cruz’s war on Sesame Street resumed Tuesday after the Texan Republican saw the fictional muppet Elmo had been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Thanks @sesamestreet for letting parents have questions! Then you have @elmo an aggressive advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5,” Cruz tweeted. “But you are NOT citing any scientific evidence for this.”

Elmo, who has been a Sesame Street character for decades, is only 3 years old.

The Sesame Street Twitter account posted a video earlier Tuesday encouraging parents to talk to their pediatricians if they were concerned about vaccinating young children, as those shots became available earlier this month.

Senator Ted Cruz's war on Sesame Street resumed Tuesday after Texas Republican saw fictional muppet Elmo had been vaccinated against COVID-19

Senator Ted Cruz’s war on Sesame Street resumed Tuesday after Texas Republican saw fictional muppet Elmo had been vaccinated against COVID-19

sen.  Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers have questioned the Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, noting they are at low risk of serious COVID disease

sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers have questioned the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, noting they are at low risk of serious COVID disease

In November, the Texas Republican also objected to Sesame Street promoting COVID-19 vaccines.  'Government propaganda...for your 5-year-old!'  he wrote after Big Bird indicated that he had been vaccinated

In November, the Texas Republican also objected to Sesame Street promoting COVID-19 vaccines. ‘Government propaganda…for your 5-year-old!’ he wrote after Big Bird indicated that he had been vaccinated

The video features Elmo and his father Louie discussing Louie’s decision to have his son vaccinated.

It’s okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children! Elmo’s father Louie spoke to their pediatrician and learned that vaccinating Elmo is the best way to keep him and his entire neighborhood safe and healthy!” the tweet said.

Cruz referred people to his website and a letter he and other Republican lawmakers wrote in early June that questioned Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf and members of the advisory committee on vaccines and related biologics about the need for COVID-19. vaccines for children under the age of five. approved under an Emergency Use Authorization.

One of the questions the GOP lawmakers wanted to answer was “how will the FDA evaluate potential tradeoffs of serious vaccine injuries versus severe COVID outcomes?”

Cruz’s Tuesday tweet comes after he said in November that Sesame Street was spreading “Government propaganda…for your 5-year-old!”

The crime then was a tweet sent by Big Bird revealing that he had been vaccinated.

“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing hurts a bit, but it will give my body an extra protective boost that will keep me and others healthy,” said Big Bird, adding that he had been told he’d been given vaccines for disease “since I was a little bird.” .’

‘I had no idea!’ Big Bird volunteered.

Senator Ted Cruz's removal of Big Bird was quickly parodied on Saturday Night Live with Aidy Bryant (right) playing the Texas Republican and Pete Davidson (left) as Joe Rogan stopped in front of

Senator Ted Cruz’s removal of Big Bird was quickly parodied on Saturday Night Live with Aidy Bryant (right) playing the Texas Republican and Pete Davidson (left) as Joe Rogan stopped in front of “Cruz Street” to bring Big Bird “horse medicine” and sink. to treat COVID-19

Cruz’s attempt to take down Big Bird was… parodied quickly on Saturday Night Live.

“I’m a senator from Texas and the last to be invited to Thanksgiving Ted Cruz,” said cast member Aidy Bryant. “For 50 years I stood by when Sesame Street taught our kids dangerous ideas like numbers and kindness, but when Big Bird told the kids to get vaccinated against a deadly disease, I said enough.”

Bryant’s Cruz created ‘Cruz Street’.

“It’s a gated community, where children are safe from the awakened government,” said the SNL artist. “Get an eagle and a rifle!” she added as she sang along with the Cruz Street children’s group.

Later in the skit, Pete Davidson appears as controversial podcast host Joe Rogan who pedds “equestrian drugs” and zinc to a large bird and complains about vaccine side effects.

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