Latest Pants on Fire! Fact-checks on Ted Cruz Ted Cruz stated on December 15, 2020 in a tweet: Says that guidance urging vaccinated people to avoid travel and continue wearing masks is "profoundly anti-science." Ted Cruz stated on January 22, 2018 in an interview: "I have consistently opposed shutdowns." Ted Cruz stated on March 28, 2016 in a campaign email: "The Obama administration has even joined Islamist governments in sponsoring a U.N. resolution that would shred our First Amendment by threatening to make discussion of radical Islamism potentially illegal." Ted Cruz stated on February 25, 2016 in the Republican debate in Houston, Texas: "A couple of debates ago, (Donald Trump) said if you don’t support socialized health care, you’re heartless." Ted Cruz stated on January 28, 2016 in comments during the Iowa Republican presidential debate: Obamacare "is the biggest job-killer in this country -- millions of Americans have lost their jobs, have been forced into part-time work." Ted Cruz stated on January 21, 2016 in a New Hampshire appearance: "Blue Cross Blue Shield cancelled all their individual (health care) policies in the state of Texas, effective Dec. 31." Ted Cruz stated on March 16, 2013 in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference: Says the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs. Ted Cruz stated on February 1, 2013 in a Politico column.: Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government." Ted Cruz stated on January 12, 2012 in a handout.: David Dewhurst has a "record of promoting an income tax." Ted Cruz stated on January 12, 2012 in a U.S. Senate debate hosted by Empower Texans and the Texas Public Policy Foundation: Says Barack Obama "began his presidency going on a worldwide apology tour."