Texas GOP Rep Knocks Cruz for Trip To Cancun: When There Is a Crisis ‘I’m Not Going To Go on Some Vacation’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is receiving bipartisan criticism for his decision to take a trip to Cancun as millions of his constituents were without power following a winter storm that put strain on the state’s power grid.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, “Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m there. I’m not going to go on some vacation.”

“I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake, and he’s owned up to that. But I think that was a big mistake. As for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out, and my constituents, and that’s what we should be doing in a time crisis,” he added.

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McCaul also hailed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for volunteering at a food bank in Houston, Texas, and starting a fundraiser to help Texans suffering from the winter storm.

Cruz has received backlash after photos surfaced on social media of him boarding a plane bound for balmy Cancun while residents in his state were facing power outages and freezing temperatures.

He later released a statement that claimed he was simply traveling with his daughters because he wanted to be a “good dad.”

However, upon his return, the Texas senator acknowledged, “I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and to work remotely there.”

“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,” he added.

He also said the trip was “obviously a mistake.”

While power has been returned to most homes in the state, there are concerns about the water, and millions of Texans are still being advised to boil their water before using it. 

Responses

  1. Rep. McCaul’s grandstanding doesn’t pass the smell test.
    Dealing with disasters is NOT the function of Senators or Congresspersons? Where was Rep. McCaul during the weather disaster? What help did he provide? How did he contribute anything, but a BIG MOUTH to addressing or resolving the challenges in Texas?

  2. I don’t agree with that. Congress members have no control over the weather or over the infrastructure. That’s totally Governor and Mayors. Cruz had the right to enjoy.

    1. Tex Cruz has the right to look like a fool as he throws his kids under a bus. He deserves to get kicked out of office by the very people who suffered while he and his wife had a Marie Antoinette moment, right, Ron?

    2. Tell that to the mothers of the baby and 11yo boy who died from hypothermia, PLUS 70 others who died. What a heartless and despicable comment Ronnie boy. I hope to god you don’t have any children!!!

  3. AOC is a opportunist. It’s in the 60’s now. A few days without power and she runs down for a photo op? It’s not Katrina.

    If she was only as concerned when NY was killing people in nursing homes and covering it up.

    1. She only raised 5 million dollars to help out. I’m sure that Cruz & Trump donated about $5 combined. God those liberals are so good at spending money on people in trouble, they must be commies.

    2. Robert: what you just did, as a coward afraid to face reality, was to deflect away from the issues at hand and project what right-wingers normally would do onto someone who succeeded at helping others in another state. You didn’t help Texans, now, did you, Robert?

    3. That was my first thought and if $5M was accurate. She never saw a microphone she didn’t jump in front of. Perhaps some of that money can buy fuel for those 60 generators Biden sent. Did I say fuel? I meant gasoline!! John Kerry must be horrified.
      And trashing Cruz took the spotlight away from Cuomo for a minute or two.

      1. Think about what you just said, Sharal.

        If YOU just raised $5 million as charity for disadvantaged Texans and Ted Cruz didn’t, wouldn’t YOU want to grab a megaphone and rub that fact in his ferret covered face?

        Well, wouldn’t you, Sharal?

        breakingnewsusa.com/2021/02/21/aoc-humiliates-cruz-has-raised-nearly-5-million-for-texans/

    4. My comment to Ron was meant for you Robert!! Despicable doesn’t even begin to address what you are…

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