In this article, Senator Ted Cruz is quoted as calling out addiction scientists who disagreed with his stance on the opioid crisis. He referred to their opinions as “elitist nonsense” and that they could “kiss his ass”.
I find Senator Ted Cruz’s comments to be outrageous and completely inappropriate. Addiction is a serious issue, and the opinions of addiction scientists should be taken seriously and respected. His words are a blatant disrespect towards the scientific community and only serves to further stigmatize those who suffer from addiction. This kind of language and attitude towards addiction is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated.