Houston Chronicle: Ted Cruz: Together, We Can Fight this Pandemic, and We Will Ultimately Defeat It

News|3.18.20

In an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz offers an inside-look into his 10-day self-quarantine, the steps he took out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and welfare of his family, constituents, staff, and colleagues in Congress, and his efforts to coordinate a national response to COVID-19 from home.

In the op-ed, he wrote:

“While at home, I’ve been working hard to coordinate our national response efforts with the administration, Congress, state and local officials, and business leaders. Our central mission needs to be doing everything possible to stop this global pandemic. […]

“Congress has already passed $8.2 billion in bipartisan emergency appropriations for fighting this outbreak. But, as I head back to Washington today after spending nine days in self-quarantine, I will be also focused as well on commonsense, targeted proposals to provide real relief from the economic impacts of this outbreak.”

He concluded:

“Going forward, we need to work quickly and be guided by the facts and medical science – not panic, hysteria, or partisan games. Too many Texans’ lives and livelihoods are on the line. […]

“Texas is strong. Our nation is strong. Together, we can fight this pandemic, and we will ultimately defeat it.”

Read the full op-ed here.