While Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was busy rushing back to his home state after getting busted abandoning his freezing constituents for a pricey hotel in warm and sunny Cancun, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was busy providing real leadership by organizing aid for Texans.

That’s right, the progressive firebrand that conservatives constantly demonize proved once and for all what democratic socialism and progressivism are all about.

Instead of remaining in Texas to help millions of people suffering in the midst of a winter storm and freezing temperatures that exposed the weakness and corruption in their energy infrastructure, Cruz took his family to Cancun and planned to stay there for a few days. Statewide outrage across Texas and outrage across the nation forced him to fly back home immediately with his tail tucked between his legs. But Cruz didn’t own up to his irresponsibility. He blamed the trip on his kids. That has not gone over very well at all.

So, Ted Cruz has not been any help to the people in Texas. But Ocasio-Cortez, whom Cruz frequently targets on Twitter, managed to raise over $1 million to directly help Texas while Cruz was on his way back.

She first announced the effort in the late afternoon on Thursday.

The effort immediately gained serious steam.

Just hours after announcing the effort, it raised $1 million.

A liberal New Yorker did more to help Texas in just a few hours than Ted Cruz has done during his time in the Senate since 2013. Clearly, Texas needs someone like her representing them in the Senate. They could also use someone like her as their governor since it’s also clear that Governor Greg Abbott (R) hasn’t done much to help Texans either.

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