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Ted Cruz Left for Cancun as Home State Struggles through Brutal Winter Storm

Black Ambrosia

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Senator Ted Cruz left Texas for Cancún as the state was battered by a brutal winter storm


As Texas was battered by an icy storm and widespread power losses that left millions of residents freezing and fearing for their safety, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas left the state on Wednesday and traveled to Mexico for a previously planned family vacation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the trip.

Photos of Mr. Cruz and his wife boarding a flight from Houston to Cancún, Mexico sparked a fierce outcry on social media late Wednesday. The person familiar with his trip, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Mr. Cruz’s personal travel, said the senator planned to return to Texas on Thursday.

Mr. Cruz’s office has not responded to inquiries about his whereabouts.

As Mr. Cruz left the country, his home state was gripped by crisis: millions of people without power, many without running water and a deep freeze so severe that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had been activated to send supplies. Gov. Greg Abbott declared that, “Every source of power that the state of Texas has has been compromised.”

While the city of Houston was gripped by the freezing weather, a member of Mr. Cruz’s staff contacted the Houston Police Department personnel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Wednesday afternoon requesting “assistance upon arrival,” according to Jodi Silva, a department spokeswoman.

Ms. Silva said they had “monitored his movements” before he departed. Ms. Silva said she did not have any information about Mr. Cruz’s potential return to the city on Thursday.

Mr. Cruz himself had posted updates throughout Wednesday on Twitter about the intensity of the winter storm from the National Weather Service. “Stay safe and please continue to follow the warnings and updates provided by state and local officials,” he wrote on Wednesday morning.

With Mr. Cruz’s office silent as the photos spread on social media, some spotted an “CRU, R.” on a public standby list for a 4:44 p.m. flight from Houston to Cancún on Wednesday. Those same initials briefly appeared on a standby list for a return flight on Thursday afternoon. Both eventually disappeared. Mr. Cruz’s formal full name is Rafael Edward Cruz.

Mr. Cruz’s decision to leave his state in the middle of a crisis was an especially confounding one for a politician who has already run for president once, in 2016, and widely seen as wanting to run again in 2024 or beyond.

Mr. Cruz, 50, narrowly won re-election in 2018 against Beto O’Rourke, a former representative, with less than 51 percent of the vote. In that race, Mr. Cruz aggressively touted his efforts in a past emergency, Hurricane Harvey. He is not up for re-election again until 2024.

Even before he skipped town, Mr. Cruz’s critics were already recirculating tweets he sent last summer criticizing California for being “unable to perform even basic functions of civilization” after the state’s governor asked residents to conserve electricity during a spate of deadly wildfires. Mr. Cruz lampooned California’s “failed energy policy” as the product of liberal excess.

Mr. Cruz had been acutely aware of the possible crisis in advance. In a radio interview on Monday, he said the state could see 100 or more deaths this week. “So don’t risk it. Keep your family safe and just stay home and hug your kids,” he said.

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.

“Hypocrites,” Mr. Cruz wrote on Twitter. “Complete and utter hypocrites.”
 

OhTall1

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pear

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I realize that the people who voted Democrat have to suffer along with the guilty but more than half of the population voted for Ted Cruz knowing he wasn't poo and will vote for him again. Unfortunately, when you vote for failure you get failure. Let him cheat vacation in peace.

I was literally about to say the same thing!!!! He just got re-elected in 2018 so he isn’t worried because by the time he is up for re-election all will be forgotten and forgiven because he is a Republican and they simply fall in line. If he was a Democrat the Party leadership would already be pressuring him to resign.
 

ladysaraii

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I realize that the people who voted Democrat have to suffer along with the guilty but more than half of the population voted for Ted Cruz knowing he wasn't poo and will vote for him again. Unfortunately, when you vote for failure you get failure. Let him cheat vacation in peace.

As someone who voted in Texas in 2018, he barely squeaked by. It was like 50.3 percent. We tried our best to get him out
 

ThursdayGirl

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There‘s a gardener that I watch on YouTube. He lost most of his subtropical plants because of this. Surprisingly he posted that despite the hardship and losing his plants, he‘d rather have that than govt regulation of the electrical grid. He said that the failure was the first signs of the failure of socialism. I was thinking, „how Sway?“. Some folks down there are drinking the Kool-aid. Makes me sad. You can’t help folks who don’t want help. Why do democrats have to drag conservatives into the light?
 

LivingInPeace

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If my husband let someone call me ugly and then went on to campaign for him I’d dry up like the Sahara dessert. I know you can’t stay mad forever but he’d still be making up for that mess right now. And blaming the kids would make me salty AF.
I would have divorced him. That’s no kind of man. That display of cowardice told me everything I needed to know about him. That’s why one of his fellow congressmen said, “If someone murdered Ted Cruz on the Senate floor and they were tried in the Senate nobody would convict you.”
 
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Black Ambrosia

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I would have divorced him. That’s no kind of man. That display of cowardice told me everything I needed to know about him. That’s why one of his fellow congressmen said, “If someone murdered Ted Cruz on the Senate floor and they were tried in the Senate they would be found not guilty.”
This reminds me of something I heard just yesterday. There’s apparently a saying among people who know him, “Why are people so quick to dislike Ted Cruz? Because it saves time.”

The man is universally hated.
 

awhyley

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Did y’all hear how he was throwing his kids under the bus? Talking about his kids were asking for a vacation since they had no school so he, “as a good dad,” obliged. Scum!!

Nope, it's worse. He stated that his kids were invited to Cancun and he went to 'drop them off', that he was staying until Saturday but was heading back in order to address the dire needs of his State. Based on the family texts though, everyone can see that he is a total scumbag.

Story about the texts, Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/politics/ted-cruz-storm-cancun.html
 

cocosweet

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As someone who voted in Texas in 2018, he barely squeaked by. It was like 50.3 percent. We tried our best to get him out
This non-Texan appreciates your efforts. I don't know how he thought this was going to be a good look. A public servant fleeing the state during a crisis... What could possibly go wrong?

People out here with icicles growing from their ceiling fans and he thought he could slink out of town and no one would care?

Dummy!
 
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