Republican Senator Ted Cruz praised a precautionary message to New Yorkers about coronavirus (COVID-19) from Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying it was “good advice” for “everywhere.”
Cruz, a staunchly conservative lawmaker from Texas, and Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist from New York, may be from polar opposites of the American political spectrum, but they are on the same page when it comes to steps people should take in response to the threat of coronavirus. In a Saturday tweet, the New York congresswoman shared advice with her constituents, which Cruz retweeted several hours laters, suggesting people around the country should take note.
“To everyone in NYC but ESPECIALLY healthy people & people under 40 (bc from what I’m observing that’s who needs to hear this again): PLEASE stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces right now. Eat your meals at home,” Ocasio-Cortez cautioned. “If you are healthy, you could be spreading COVID.”
Cruz was in complete agreement, urging people “everywhere” to take note and follow the precautions laid out by the progressive representative.
“Good advice — not just for NYC, but everywhere. If you can stay home, stay home,” the Texas senator wrote. “And wash your hands.”