Jen Psaki Just Hilariously Mocked Sen. Ted Cruz As A “World-Renowned Business, Travel, And Health Expert” During Press Briefing

She didn't come to play around.

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On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki mocked Republican Sen. Ted Cruz over recent claims that vaccine requirements are harming companies. Cruz pushed that rhetoric on Twitter on Sunday over reports regarding Southwest Airlines, and that’s a talking point that has been fact-checked already.

“Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate at work!” Cruz tweeted. “Suddenly, we’re short on pilots & air traffic controllers.” Cruz seems to think that his job is to troll the libs. He’s not a very productive member of the Senate.

Even though the airline denied that claim, Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich asked Psaki: “What’s the White House response to those who say vaccine mandates have reduced the workforce and contributed to this problem?”


Jen Psaki wasn’t having it and mocked Cruz at the same time.

“Well, I know world-renowned business, travel, and health expert Sen. Ted Cruz has made that point,” Psaki said. “But I wouldn’t say that is widely acknowledged or echoed by business leaders who have implemented these mandates.”

“It doesn’t mean this isn’t hard and challenging — of course, it is. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic,” she continued. “But ultimately, the job of the president of the United States is to lead, is to follow the advice of health experts, is to ensure that he is protecting the lives of people across the country.”


Ted Cruz jumped in on Twitter, apparently upset that Psaki was snarky, and claimed that he has a “source.”

Why is Cruz upset over Psaki being snarky when that’s all he does on Twitter instead of doing his job? I thought conservatives have said that political correctness is destroying our country. I guess not. Go cry into your MyPillow, dude.

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