Sen. Ted Cruz cheered the NBA players who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and ended his applause with a shot at liberals who back abortion rights.

” I stand with Kyrie. Andrew Wiggins is my support. Bradley Beal is my support. The Texas Republican stated that he stands with Jonathan Isaac.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 29, 2021

The four players are among the highest-profile holdouts against the league’s strict COVID-19 protocols, which restrict the travel and requires the testing of unvaccinated players. According to the players’ union, 90% are vaccinated.

These rules make it difficult to predict the availability of players for the upcoming season.

Mr. Irving won’t be allowed to play his Brooklyn Nets home games this season and will lose his salary due to New York City’s indoor vaccination mandate.

The Texas Republican deleted his Twitter by citing a common liberal argument within the context of abortion.

“#YourBodyYourChoice,” he said.

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