Hillary Clinton has blasted Senator Ted Cruz and his household for leaving behind their poodle Snowflake as they jetted off to the Ritz-Carlson lodge in Cancun, Mexico.
Cruz, his spouse and his daughters headed south of the border on Wednesday, however the dog was left alone within the unheated Houston home.
‘Don’t vote for anybody you would not belief together with your drug,’ Clinton tweeted Friday morning.
At the time of publication, the tweet had been appreciated greater than 186,000 occasions and retweeted greater than 23,000 occasions.
Cruz will not be up for reelection as a U.S. Senator till 2024, however Clinton is telling voters to recollect this example when election season rolls round.
Snowflake, which was adopted as a pet by the household in 2014, was spotted by a reporter at 1pm on Thursday, searching the entrance door.
A safety guard stationed exterior the property stated that he had been tasked with feeding and tending to the dog, within the freezing home.
Hillary Clinton blasted Texas Senator Ted Cruz for leaving behind his dog whereas he and his household fled to Mexico to flee freezing temperatures by tweeting: ‘Don’t vote for anybody you would not belief together with your dog’
At 1pm on Thursday, when the whole Cruz household was nonetheless in sunny Cancun, a reporter, Michael Hardy, noticed Snowflake searching the door of the household’s Houston home
Cruz stated his home lost energy at round 6pm on Tuesday evening.
‘It received chilly, within the 30s in the home,’ he instructed Sean Hannity’s Fox News present on Thursday evening, having returned that afternoon, chastened, following an outcry.
‘It stayed with out energy for two days.’
Cruz and Heidi, a managing director in Goldman Sachs’ Houston office, flew out of Houston airport at 4pm on Wednesday, with their daughters Caroline and Catherine, 10 and 12.
Their journey was met with quite a lot of criticism, as Cruz was lambasted for jetting to a flowery lodge whereas his constituents went with out energy, scorching water and warmth.
Cruz landed again at Houston airport at round 5pm on Thursday.
Snowflake, the Cruz’s poodle, was left behind of their freezing home whereas they went to Mexico
The Texas senator is seen at Cancun airport on Thursday, returning home after 24 hours away
His spouse and daughters remained in Mexico, having fun with temperatures within the excessive 70s at their $300-a-night resort on the seaside in Cancun.
Twenty 4 individuals have died to date amid the coldest temperatures in many years.
Cruz admitted on Thursday that his journey, which sparked a livid outcry amongst his freezing constituents, had been a mistake.
‘It was clearly a mistake and in hindsight I would not have executed it,’ he stated on arrival again at his Colonial Revival home, within the River Oaks district of Houston.
‘I used to be making an attempt to be a dad,’ he defined.
‘And all of us have made selections – while you’ve received two women who’ve been chilly for two days, and have not had warmth or energy, and they’re saying: ‘Look, we do not have faculty, why do not we go, let’s get out of right here.”
Cruz later admitted to Hannity that he meant to remain at the seaside resort ‘by way of the weekend’, working to assist his freezing individuals from Cancun.
Cruz, in footage obtained by CNN, is seen descending an escalator on arrival at Houston airport, after his Cancun journey
Ted Cruz was seen on the aircraft flying home from Cancun to Houston after his one-night journey
He modified his flight, he stated, on realizing it wasn’t a very good look.
‘We lost energy for two days, we lost energy, we had no warmth,’ he stated.
‘We have been huddled across the hearth behind me as a result of it was the one warmth in the home.
‘After a few days, with it being actually chilly, within the teenagers exterior, my women stated faculty’s been cancelled, can we make a journey and go someplace heat.
‘And Heidi and I, as mother and father, we stated OK, certain.
‘So final evening I flew down with them to the seaside. And I flew again this afternoon.
‘I had initially deliberate to remain by way of the weekend and work remotely there.
‘As I used to be heading down I began to have second ideas virtually instantly,’ he stated.
‘Because the disaster right here in Texas it is advisable be on the bottom, as a result of as a lot as you are able to do by cellphone and Zoom, it isn’t the identical.
‘So I returned this afternoon and I’m right here working to do all the pieces we will to get the ability turned on.’
The Cruzes’ resolution to go away their pet sparked additional fury on social media.
‘They left the dog behind? Okay – now I’m actually actually actually mad!’ stated one individual.
Another stated: ‘Animal cruelty too?’
Some instructed that animal welfare charities ought to step in.
‘The native humane society ought to take it away and discover a actual home with a loving and caring household,’ stated one.
‘I’m extra targeted on him leaving the dog in a freezing home,’ stated one other. ‘WTF?’
‘Texans have lengthy been effective with Cruz’s corruption, dishonesty and hypocrisy,’ stated one, noting that leaving behind their dog was ‘a bridge too far’.