To be perfectly clear, Ted Cruz only traveled to a Mexican resort in the middle of the snow storm because he was looking for his lost shaker of salt. It’s an important life mission he is on.
Anger has been spilling on Twitter over photos that purportedly show Texas Senator Ted Cruz boarding a plane to Cancun, Mexico. People criticized him for “fleeing” when his state has been badly hit with extreme cold.
Several photos that have been circulating on social media since Wednesday appear to show Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his family arriving at the airport and then boarding a flight – allegedly heading to Cancun, Mexico.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 18, 2021
The images have been widely shared, with people massively lashing out at the senator for leaving his state when its residents are desperately suffering from cold weather.
waiting for absolute confirmation that Ted Cruz went to Cancun but it doesn’t matter because I don’t have anything to say about it that I could safely put out in a public forum
— JP (@jpbrammer) February 18, 2021
Looks like Ted Cruz is fleeing to Cancun because things got difficult in the state he represents. I guess some people don't believe in leading through difficult circumstances. #TedCruzFailedTexas https://t.co/KcnucWM9ah
— Rising_High (@RisingHigh3) February 18, 2021
A severe winter storm left almost two million people without power in Texas and caused water supply shortages. Some people questioned why Cruz should be able to head to Cancun – supposedly for a vacation as it’s 26 degrees Celsius (78 Fahrenheit) there – while their relatives are deprived of basic needs, have to light fireplaces to heat their houses or queue for food for hours.
My grandparents are without power & water. My mom, a restaurant worker, is out of work without pay. My high-risk brother is on multiple vaccination waitlists.
My U.S. Senator is in Cancun. #ResignTedCruz
— Kolby Lee (@KolbyLee) February 18, 2021
— Emily Porter, M.D. (@dremilyportermd) February 18, 2021
The senator was slammed for being too privileged and accused of hypocrisy, as Cruz himself last month took to Twitter to lash out at “rich, out-of-touch Dems.”
I 100% support Ted Cruz being forced to resign over this.
I also support him being replaced with the Mayor who said only the strong will survive the frozen wastes of Texas.
Cruz is and has always been a fraud.
He turned into “ride or die 4 Trump” – after he’d threatened to hunt him down and run him over with his car.
Ted Cruz is one of the few people left giving people the impression that the political system is real, and if he goes, we’re gonna be in a lot better shape.
It will just be Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell, openly at war with the voters. And that will explain the whole situation to even the dumbest.