Texas Senator Ted Cruz is chopping his long-awaited trip plans quick after taking warmth for heading to Mexico whereas lots of his fellow Texans are nonetheless with out water or energy amid this winter storm.
Sources with the Associated Press and Fox News on Thursday have confirmed KSAT reporting in regards to the senator’s trip to Mexico.
Cruz is anticipated to return to Texas on Thursday, at some point after vacationers photographed him on the airport.
Several individuals on social media, together with fellow Texans, roasted Cruz for his trip to the Mexican hotspot whereas the Lone Star State fights this freeze.
Here’s what they needed to say:
In crises like these, members of Congress play a vital function connecting their constituents to emergency companies and help. @tedcruz must be on the telephone with federal companies, not on a trip to Mexico. https://t.co/bjbehcaAwi
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) February 18, 2021
Some have identified the hypocrisy of the senator’s travels amid a disaster.
“Sen. Ted Cruz savaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week after he criticized Cruz’s request for federal help in response to Hurricane Harvey, telling the Republican governor to “go back to the beach.” https://t.co/uy9hMsuRwt
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) February 18, 2021
Conservative commentators have defended Cruz, saying he cant singlehandedly save Texas from the outages.
What might @tedcruz do if he have been right here in Texas? I’m hard-pressed to say. If he’s in Cancun, which means he’s not utilizing up useful resources of power, meals and water that may now be utilized by another person. This might be the very best factor he might do for the state proper now
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 18, 2021
Not positive I see the issue with Ted Cruz going to Cancun. What the hell would you like him to do? Grab a toolkit and go repair the facility grid himself? Silly outrage.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshWeblog) February 18, 2021
Several responses to these defenses talked about Cruz’s former opponent, Beto O’Rourke, who led a telephone financial institution to achieve out to senior residents needing assist weathering the storm.
After phrase unfold of Cruz’s trip, sources say the senator will now come again to the state Thursday. Cruz had but to difficulty a press release on the holiday as of midday Thursday.
Here’s the improve record for this afternoon’s flight from Cancun to Houston.
That’s assuming that “cru, r” is him. And I do. pic.twitter.com/CqfKa5rJfG
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 18, 2021
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