The Eddy Haskell (Leave It To Beaver character) of the Senate, Texas’ own Ted Cruz acts as if he has more power than he did prior to Donald Trump’s attempted coup on the nation’s Capitol Building, most of the legislators regardless of party, and our very own Democracy. After all, he and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) promoted insurrection. Does Cruz get to play by new rules now?
Wednesday night photos of Cruz and family at an airport started making the rounds on the net. He was on his way to Cancun, Mexico. Texas’ state Democratic Party demanded Cruz resign in a tweet, according to NBC News:
‘Texans are dying and you’re on a flight to Cancun. #TedCruzRESIGN.’
Indeed, they were and are dying from hypothermia, lack of water and food, or carbon monoxide poisoning. Yet, Cruz never apologized.
NBC News tweeted the senator’s statement:
‘New statement by Sen. Cruz:’
Finally, Cruz released a statement about why he abandoned Texans in their dire need. He said it must be an “infuriating week for Texans.” And his home “lost heat and power too:”
‘With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.
‘We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.’
The Houston Police Department spokesperson told NBC that the Republican’s staff had contacted them for an assist through the Houston International Airport:
‘They reached out to us, let us know that he was going to be arriving and could we assist, so upon his arrival to the Houston airport we monitored his movements.’
Communications Director to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco during Hurricane Katrina and current journalism professor at Louisiana State University, Robert Mann told NBC News:
‘This is usually the time that elected officials want to show their constituents how much they are committed to helping them. It defies all common and political sense to leave the state for anywhere at a time like this, much less take a vacation to a toasty warm spot like Cancún. It’s among the dumbest, most callous things I’ve ever seen a politician do.’
State Representative Gene Wu (D-TX) tweeted Cruz on the plane to Cancun Wednesday:
‘Guess which US Senator from Texas flew to Cancun while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water?’
Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) tweeted Thursday:
‘It must be easy not to believe in climate change if you can just leave millions of Texans suffering without power or water to sit on a beach in Cancún.’
Cruz tweeted a video clip of a CNN segment in early December about how Democratic officials were caught not following their own guidelines when it came to Covid-19. Cruz called them, “Hypocrites. Complete and utter hypocrites.”
He said in his tweet not to forget that Austin Mayor Steve Adler “who took a private jet with eight people to Cabo and WHILE IN CABO recorded a video telling Austinites to ‘stay home if you can … this is not the time to relax.'”
Twitter world went awful. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
‘Damn msm (sic), windmills and solar panels are wrecking – JUST WRECKING AND LAYING WASTE to western civilization as we know it.pic.twitter.com/WOKC9HEp8n — Paul Trudt (@pd3244) February 18, 2021’
Damn msm, windmills and solar panels are wrecking – JUST WRECKING AND LAYING WASTE to western civilization as we know it. pic.twitter.com/WOKC9HEp8n
— Paul Trudt (@pd3244) February 18, 2021
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