While Millions of Texans Freeze, Ted Cruz Goes on Cancun Vacation
As 3 million Texans shivered in the dark, with no heat or clean water during the state’s worst freeze and power outage in history, their Senator Ted Cruz, took a vacation to Cancun with his family. People who saw him at the airport and on their plane couldn’t believe it.
did… did ted cruz really just fly to cancun today? pic.twitter.com/mLl4W9Cwkv
— sam deutsch (@samdman95) February 18, 2021
The Associated Press has confirmed the story and confirmed Cruz is in Mexico as of this morning. A GOP source also confirmed Thursday morning that Cruz was in Cancun, telling the press; “the photos speak for themselves. Cruz, with perhaps the most tone deaf move of 2021, got a on plane to go on a tropical vacation, while his constituents literally froze to death in the dark.
The Freeze has now claimed the lives of 24 people in Texas. 2.5 million were in the dark with no heat for a third day as Cruz got on his flight. Frozen pipes are bursting all over the state, flooding homes and businesses. So many pipes have now burst, Texas’ governor is asking for help from out-of-state plumbers as many counties warn their water could be contaminated and needs to be boiled.
This is happening in TEXAS. https://t.co/7tH7vOhHAO
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 17, 2021
Meanwhile his Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke, who currently holds no office in Texas, was busy helping people, he and his team made over 150k calls to Senor citizens in Texas to check in on those in the storms path.
We made over 151,000 calls to senior citizens in Texas tonight. One of our vols talked to a man stranded at home w/out power in Killeen, hadn’t eaten in 2 days, got him a ride to a warming center and a hot meal. Help us reach more people, join us tomorrow: https://t.co/WOLn2HCrm1
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 18, 2021
Senator Cruz has yet to comment on his vacation, but everyone on twitter has been chirping about it. No one can resist pilling on Ted Cruz.
There's an old Texas saying: When the going gets tough, the tough go to Cancun. (No, there actually is no such saying).
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) February 18, 2021
Ted Cruz assuring the people of Texas he is not in Cancun pic.twitter.com/AOYbwOWoLL
— NUMBER JUAN 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@JUANLAUGHINGATU) February 18, 2021
The story is Trending #1 on Twitter, with the hashtag #TedFled.
Now would be an awesome time for Biden to stop flights from coming into the US from Mexico #TedFled
— William Buecker (@wcbuecker) February 18, 2021
Comparisons to when Chris Christie shutdown beaches in his state, and then had a private vacation on one of them with his family, come to mind. It is very clear that the rules only apply to us, politicians like this clearly believe themselves to be above it all.
Playa del Bad Ideas. pic.twitter.com/7EPMS2NFTY
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) February 18, 2021