WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to discuss immigration at the southern border on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. Cruz spoke alongside National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) discussed what they see as a worsening crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border caused U.S. by President Joe Biden's administration’s policies. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

US politician Ted Cruz – known as a hardliner in the Republican Party – criticized a “Sesame Street” post on corona vaccinations on Twitter. The TV show had advertised the vaccination of children on Tuesday.

A tweet from the character “Elmo,” a red-furred doll, read: “Elmo got his coronavirus shots today, as did Elmo’s mom and dad. Elmo’s dad had a lot of questions, but Elmo’s doctor said the vaccination would help Elmo stay healthy – as would all of Elmo’s friends and family.”

Texas Senator Cruz wrote: “Thank you Sesame Street for allowing parents to ask questions. And then you let Elmo aggressively promote vaccination for under-5s. But brings no scientific evidence for it.”

Cruz’s post was picked up by many media outlets and Twitter users. According to The Washington Post, this isn’t the first time the Conservative politician has taken on a Sesame Street doll. Last year he criticized the character Bibo – a large, yellow bird – when he received his vaccination.