Cruz Explains His Trip To Cancun as Millions in His State Did Not Have Power

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending his trip to Cancun as millions in his home state were without power after a winter storm wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid. 

In a statement on Thursday, Cruz said, “This has been an infuriating week for Texas. The greatest state in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses.”

“Our homes are freezing, and our lights are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too,” he added.

Cruz went to say that his daughters’ school was canceled for the week, and they “asked to take a trip with friends.”

“Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon,” he said.

The Texas senator said that he, and his staff, are in “constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.”

Images circulated on social media of Cruz boarding a plane to Cancun.

His flight drew criticism from former Democratic presidential and Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke, who said that Cruz was “vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve.”

Julían Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, tweeted, “In crises like these, members of Congress play a critical role connecting their constituents to emergency services and assistance.”

“[Ted Cruz] should be on the phone with federal agencies, not on a trip to Mexico,” he added. 

By Thursday morning, it appeared that Cruz was on his way back to Texas.

CNN reports that the state’s power grid has improved, and the number of residents without power has dropped from 3 million to roughly 500,000. 

Responses

  1. Texans should now understand Cruz’s priority’s and it isn’t them! What an arrogant and entitled ahole!!

  2. So the man who complains about Mexicans coming to the US for a better life travels to Mexico for a better life. Seems logical, and certainly in character.

    1. I read an article the other day and it was about how Singapore takes care of their issues….
      They recruit the best students in their schools and students from other schools, perhaps the US schools too… they don’t let subpar politicians to run Singapore, they don’t want or need built in incompetence so they hire the best of the best…. seems to work very well for them…
      Singapore is an amazing place to live…
      You can’t elect better politicians if the best of the best don’t run for office…. around where I live most of the people running for office seem to be the kids of well connected business owners… they most likely know they will inherit fortunes when their well connected parents pass, so they are in a waiting pattern while running for government positions….
      I saw another article where a guy that works for facebook is making $1.5 million… why would that best of the best run for office…..

      1. And which party has “normal”, non-wacko citizens register to run more than the party which doesn’t?

        The Founding Fathers at least put on aires about having “normal” citizens apply for political office. Most of them didn’t really mean it, of course, I mean why would the rich and educated and powerful share power with the unwashed?

        If you really believe that we can do better at electing our representatives, then that journey depends on YOU making changes, too. I know that isn’t the way conservatives roll, but it IS up to you.

        1. GCH… how many political offices have YOU ran for… or do you just sit and complain about the lack of good politicians and YOU still VOTED them into office… easy to sit there in your trailer and spew… btw.. there is nothing normal with pelozi or cortez…

          1. Because of our Constitution I am free to comment as I wish, INCLUDING making 101 typos free of charge per day. Deal with it.

            You have no clue what I have done, am allowed to do or for whom I have voted. Let it be known that I try every election to elect the best candidates offered to me BASED ON THEIR POLICIES, not their party. If the American Fascists ever decide to become much less toxic and actually create some decent policies MAYBE I will vote for them. That is more than YOU could EVER say about Democrats, dickster.

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