Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) trip to Cancun, Mexico, is trending on social media after he tweeted about not leaving “Americans behind.”
Cruz tweeted in response to a report of a Texas family “abandoned” in Afghanistan after the U.S. completed its withdrawal.
“This is horrifying. And wrong. America doesn’t leave Americans behind,” the senator wrote.
This is horrifying. And wrong.
America doesn’t leave Americans behind. https://t.co/k1olAjUkmh
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 31, 2021
Then, the hashtag #Cancun began trending on Twitter.
“Unless your daughters tell you to go to Cancun,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another person wrote, “Didn’t you leave your fellow Texans behind to freeze without power while you went to Cancun?”
Check out reactions below:
Unless your daughters tell you to go to Cancun pic.twitter.com/iq2bqaaLda
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) August 31, 2021
— Wears a Mask (@trvsmrtn) August 31, 2021
Senators, however, do leave their dying constituents behind to run to Cancun. https://t.co/vfmLfuNUOo
— Heidi (@HeidiOCanada) August 31, 2021
Cancun. Never forget. pic.twitter.com/U70NiZFFys
— Renee R (@Rae83403106) August 31, 2021
Ted Cruz: America doesn’t leave Americans behind.
That’s right @tedcruz, so why did you flee to Cancun, and leave behind Americans to freeze?
— Avenger Resister (@AvengerResister) August 31, 2021
Ted Cruz: “America doesn’t leave Americans behind!!”
Also Ted Cruz when a major snowstorm hits his state: *flees to Cancun pic.twitter.com/ym3NK9GxNT
— Ross Anthony (@Ross_Swim14) August 31, 2021
Bold words from a man who left all the Americans in his state behind to vacation in Cancun. https://t.co/ctUoiP18Q8
— Katie Porter’s WhiteBoard (@OhOEvie) August 31, 2021
Every time I see Cancun trending
My senator comes to mind pic.twitter.com/yIccnkF5Gf
— Mercedes Gomez (@Mercedesguera) August 31, 2021
"America doesn’t leave Americans behind" – @tedcruz
I'm sorry Teddy, I couldn't hear you all the way in Cancún.
If this isn't the most hypocritical thing I've heard this week than I don't know what is. #TedCruzIsAHypocrite
— Plastic Martyr (@plasticmartyr) August 31, 2021
Cruz came under fire after photos circulated on social media in February of him traveling to Cancun after a winter storm wreaked havoc in Texas, resulting in millions being out of power.
The senator previously defended his trip and taking his daughters to Cancun.
Cruz said he initially planned to “stay through the weekend and to work remotely there.” However, he added, “But, as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground. And as much as you can do by phone and Zoom, it’s not the same as being here.”
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