Sen. Ted Cruz Vacations In Cancún During Texas Blackouts
While more than ten million Texans are still without power and another winter storm surge threatens the state this weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) packed a bag and flew to Cancún, Mexico on Wednesday for a previously planned family trip.
Cruz received massive backlash after pictures of him leaving from George Bush Intercontinental Airport went viral on Twitter.
Ted Cruz let Trump call his wife ugly and his dad a murderer and did nothing.
Ted Cruz used his young daughters to hide behind when he got caught flying to Mexico for a vacation while Texas was frozen and without heat and water.
And half of Texas loves this POS.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) February 18, 2021
Cruz’s office released a statement Thursday, after the Senator left for Cancún saying, “With school canceled 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…. This has been an infuriating week for Texans.”
Cruz is already under fire for tweets last year criticizing California while they were experiencing rolling blackouts. Now that his own state was suffering similar circumstances, Cruz said he had “no defense” on Twitter. Cruz sent his tweet hours before boarding his flight to Cancún.
I got no defense. 🤷🏻♂️
A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good.
Stay safe! https://t.co/kBPGrGHmvI
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 17, 2021
Cruz also publicly attacked Austin mayor Stephen Adler for flying to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in December 2020 while telling Austin residents to “stay home” during the region’s deadly COVID-19 spike. Cruz issued an identical warning one day before his flight to Cancún Wednesday. Cruz’s 2020 tweet criticizing Alder’s own tropical vacation writes, “Hypocrites. Complete and utter hypocrites.”
Hypocrites. Complete and utter hypocrites.
And don't forget @MayorAdler 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." pic.twitter.com/KSvkiwxgga
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 2, 2020