Ted Cruz Blasts “Police State” After PA Woman Is Ticketed For Driving Alone

Last week, a 19-year-old woman became the first person in Pennsylvania to be cited for violating the Governor’s stay-at-home order.

Anita Lynn Shaffer, 19, was issued the summary citation for having the audacity to go out for a drive alone.

Shaffer was stopped by state police and issued the summary citation for violating the state’s Disease Control and Prevention Act of 1955.

She said she did not think going out for a drive was covered under the state's stay-at-home order.

The citation states Shaffer “failed to abide by the order of the governor and secretary of health issued to control the spread of a communicable disease, requiring the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses as of 20:00 hours on March 19, 2020. To wit, defendant states that she was ‘going for a drive’ after this violation was in effect.”

Ted Cruz responded to the story, tweeting: " This is absurd. To Dem politicians (and it seems to be only Dems doing this, eg Wolf in PA, DeBlasio in NYC, Cooper in NC), protect public safety, but WE DON’T LIVE IN A POLICE STATE. Resist authoritarianism & don’t abuse power. Driving a car alone is not a public health threat.”

Syndicated Radio Host Mark Levin also chimed in writing “outrageous fascistic behavior by some of these incompetent governors, not the least of whom is the jackass governor of Pennsylvania."

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