Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is the first to point fingers at anyone on the left who he thinks should be criticized, is under fire himself for flying on vacation to Cancun, Mexico while winter storms have knocked out power and water for millions of Americans in the state.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they've visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
Breaking. NBC News confirms: The Houston Police Department confirmed to NBC that Ted Cruz's staff contacted them on Wednesday afternoon to assist him in his arrival and movements through Houston's international airport. https://t.co/7Roksb017h
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 18, 2021
So far, the right has argued that Cruz couldn’t have done anything to help anyway (Texans were likely aware of that, anyway) and his spokespeople have said the plan was just for him to escort his family to Texas and then immediately return, which is contradictory considering that he left with a lot of luggage and didn’t book his return flight home until Thursday morning when the public outrage boiled over.
Of course, Cruz could have stayed and tried to work with officials on the best way to get the power and water back on for those in imminent danger of freezing and starving in the state he represents. He could have immediately flown to Washington, D.C. to work on legislation to regulate the power grid in Texas. In fact, he co
Even worse, the outrage over his vacation is so worrisome to him in terms of his safety that he’s now interrupting Houston police officers trying to deal with the crisis that has already killed 21 people in Texas in order to escort him through the airport safely.
I think @SenTedCruz is desperately trying to rebrand from the “inspired a deadly insurrection” motherfucker to the “left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun” motherfucker, but luckily he can be both. He’s just that big a motherfucker.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 18, 2021
Let’s be fair. Dunking on Ted Cruz is sort of like dunking on a 3-foot rim.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) February 18, 2021
.@tedcruz finally wearing a mask to escape Texas while millions suffer. You and Heidi sure are who we thought you were.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 18, 2021
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) February 18, 2021
Really, the most Ted Cruz thing to do right now would be to not make a statement, show up in DC on Monday, and introduce a bill banning windmills.
Who's gonna check him?
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) February 18, 2021
Today is the day Ted Cruz proves that he can do something no compassionate or effective leader would ever do, and the GOP base in Texas will still vote for him because you gotta own the libs.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 18, 2021
Ted Cruz: I was always planning to just accompany my family to Mexico and immediate return to Texas, as one does. Which is why I booked my return flight this morning. pic.twitter.com/z85pvvIONC
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 18, 2021
Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancún, amid Texas’s disaster: Rule #1) if you're politician whose state is enduring an immense catastrophe, don’t fly away to a sublime vacation spot. If you care about your constituents, you STAY AND HELP @tedcruz https://t.co/OD4eas5ZqH
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 18, 2021
"More recently, in December, Mr. Cruz had attacked a Democrat, Mayor Stephen Adler of Austin, for taking a trip to Cabo while telling constituents to 'stay home' during the pandemic." https://t.co/Z03hYFFLx8
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) February 18, 2021
Ted Cruz tweeted this the day before he boarded a flight to Cancun. Looks like he found his place to "stay warm." pic.twitter.com/JA5uxvPzAl
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 18, 2021
Good morning from New Zealand. Its Friday here and I'm thinking of all of the people in Texas right now who are struggling to survive while Ted Cruz bailed out and went to Cancun. My thoughts are with you.
And Ted can go fuck himself.
— KiwiMark1969 (@KMark1969) February 18, 2021
Let’s replace Ted Cruz with Dolly Parton and call it a day.
— Tori Fletcher (@hellotorifletch) February 18, 2021
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) February 18, 2021
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz flies to Cancún amid his home state's winter weather disaster. A real GRIFTER at work.@tedcruz @SenTedCruz What have you done for your Constituents lately? #AffirmativeActionLoserCruz pic.twitter.com/UEL6xE7rBG
— APatrick (@AP470) February 18, 2021
“The best thing Ted Cruz can do in a crisis is not be there” is an unintentionally amazing point. https://t.co/R8OMXyXKaI
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) February 18, 2021
— cowboy kermit (@erinbottcher) February 18, 2021
Oh, now Ted Cruz wants to bring his loser ass back to Texas! What? Hell wasn't warm enough for him? https://t.co/jP6N9eBjWz
— KT (@sloyoroll01973) February 18, 2021
I guess #TedCruz is flying back from his tone deaf Cancun vacation because he figures more of his lying hot air might help with the cold crisis in Texas.
— Kay Kendall (@kayakendall) February 18, 2021
Ted Cruz is expecting some outrage when he arrives from Cancun Mexico and is requesting protection. Should he get it? https://t.co/53BlyaZusE
— Reesus Patriot™ (@ReesusP) February 18, 2021