Texas Senator Ted Cruz has reacted to a viral video of a family kicked off the plane because their 2 year old would not wear a mask.
Cruz wrote “In what universe does this make any sense??A two-year-old child? WATCH this video. This isn’t keeping anyone safe. It’s just arbitrary & nonsensical. And infuriating.”
In the video, a flight attendant asks the video to “exit the plane” as the young girl is in tears. The video has over 4.7 million views on Twitter.
Family gets kicked off an airplane because their two year old won’t wear a mask. This is all complete and total madness. pic.twitter.com/SNRiDsRHQn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 12, 2020
In what universe does this make any sense??
A two-year-old child?
WATCH this video. This isn’t keeping anyone safe. It’s just arbitrary & nonsensical. And infuriating. https://t.co/kXGGbP81Ak
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 12, 2020
United Airlines issued a statement after the video went viral and said “the health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority, which is why we have a multi-layered set of policies, including mandating that everyone onboard two and older wears a mask.”
They added “We are investigating this specific incident and have made contact with the family. We also refunded their tickets and returned their car seat and bags.”