As millions of Texans are being forced to go without heat or water service, Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz allegedly decided he’d take a trip to Cancun, Mexico, and catch some rays.
According to Mediaite, images began circulating on Twitter Wednesday evening that purport to show Cruz at the airport, leaving his constituents behind in their misery:
“Arctic temperatures in Texas have caused dangerous power outages across the state, as much of the state’s electrical grid appears to have collapsed due to a variety of reasons. According to a CBS News report, there are 24 deaths so far related to the winter storm emergency, and 2.5 million residents are still without power. It is not a pleasant time to be in Texas, which illustrates why there is such outrage over claims that one of the highest-ranked elected officials in Texas is currently fleeing a state in dire need of leadership.”
Caught tonight! @TedCruz fleeing to CANCUN while his home state freezes with no running water or electricity
— Make it Rain ☔️🎸 (@Trx1000) February 18, 2021
A number of viral tweets appear to show Senator Ted Cruz at the airport and those tweets claim he’s heading to Cancun.
I’ve asked his office for comment.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 18, 2021
Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster said he had confirmed that Cruz did indeed leave the country:
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
Other online sleuths then joined the party, seeming to add validity to the claims that Cruz had left his fellow Texans to suffer through the worst ice storm in a decade:
The photo shows the same gate as the flight out of Houston today. https://t.co/ww3CBKjYoQ
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) February 18, 2021
Outrage was plentiful on social media:
Don’t worry, Ted Cruz is monitoring the situation from his Cancun resort. Ya see, The Situation is staying at the same resort as Ted.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 18, 2021
Y’all seem surprised Ted Cruz would leave his Constituents freezing, without power or potable water, and head to sunny Cancun…
I’m just as surprised he doesn’t burst into flames in sunlight.
— Allan Creasy (@ServeThe901) February 18, 2021
Chris Christie: I went to the beach with my family when the state beaches were closed on a July 4th weekend after I shut down the government.
Ted Cruz: Hold my cerveza.
— Anne Lutz Fernandez (@lutzfernandez) February 18, 2021
The ball’s in your court, Teddy Boy. All you have to do is prove you’re not the jerk we all believe you to be.
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