American Airlines is investigating Senator Ted Cruz after the Texas lawmaker was photographed sitting in first class without a face mask on.
Tex Cruz was photographed on Sunday drinking coffee and looking down at at his phone without a face covering.
A spox for Ted Cruz said the GOP Senator temporarily took off his face mask to drink his coffee.
“To help promote safety, Senator Cruz wears a mask when traveling, and practices social distancing where possible,” the statement read. “Consistent with airline policy, he temporarily removes the mask while eating or drinking.”
Ted Cruz was seen wearing a face mask in another photo.
However, the Democrat operative who posted the original photo of Ted Cruz lectured the public on how to drink coffee whilst wearing a mask.
“For those trying to argue that he was drinking, it’s not hard to have a mask on and undo one side to take a sip then put it back on. Most people take their time drinking coffee,” Hosseh tweeted.