Texas’ present nightmare has made this one hell of every week for Lone Star State residents. The devastating ice storm has ripped the state’s free-standing energy grid aside, leaving millions of individuals with out energy (electrical energy, warmth, and in. many instances, water) for days. They’re actually freezing (and the death toll is climbing), and that led to the resurfacing of poorly aged tweets from Texas politicians, together with the a lot maligned Senator Ted Cruz, who beforehand mocked California throughout its previous energy outages. Cruz appeared to achieve an uncharacteristic slice of humility whereas tweeting, “I received no protection” and including a number of “keep secure!” tweets all through the day.
Cruz even stopped throwing a tantrum over folks laughing at him for falling for a conservative parody story. It was unusual! It didn’t really feel proper for Cruz to roll over and play good, and because the day wore on, folks seen that the dude was quiet. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar noted on Twitter, “Ted Cruz isn’t shi*posting or making an attempt to personal libs on Twitter which strongly suggests one thing is up.” Because it seems, Cruz wasn’t “sh*tposting” as a result of his telephone was most likely on airplane mode.
Photographs surfaced of a person who appeared very very like Ted Cruz flying out of Houston late Wednesday afternoon on a flight to Cancun, Mexico (which is at present sitting at a balmy 80 levels). This appeared, without delay, to be one thing that Ted Cruz would truly do — flee to a heat and sunny trip spot whereas his constituents suffered with out having the ability to heat their households — and one thing that he’d most likely be too sensible to truly do throughout a disaster. Properly, folks dug into clues (it certain appeared like this man has the identical questionable haircut), and as Keith Edwards (a Jon Ossoff staffer) tweeted, “Okay, at first I didn’t assume this was ted cruz, however this individual has the identical masks because the senator.” Screencap instances aided the impromptu on-line investigation.
That appears precisely like Ted Cruz going to Cancun, but when by probability it isn’t, then it’s a person who hates himself as a result of he seems to be precisely like Ted Cruz going to Cancun.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 18, 2021
Journalist David Schuster confirmed the stories of #CancunCruz as fact, and he tweeted, “[H]is household flew to Cancun tonight for just a few days at a resort they’ve visited earlier than. Cruz appears to consider there isn’t a lot for him to do in Texas for the tens of millions of fellow Texans who stay with out electrical energy/water and are actually freezing.”
Simply confirmed @SenTedCruz and his household flew to Cancun tonight for just a few days at a resort they’ve visited earlier than. Cruz appears to consider there is not a lot for him to do in Texas for the tens of millions of fellow Texans who stay with out electrical energy/water and are actually freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
And Fox Information’ Chad Pergram and Paul Steinhauser are right here with extra affirmation.
Colleague Paul Steinhauser confirms GOP TX Sen Ted Cruz traveled to Cancun amid the TX storm/energy outages. GOP Supply: “the pictures communicate for themselves”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 18, 2021
Ted Cruz couldn’t have picked a worse look throughout his state’s emergency. Former Rep. (and virtually profitable Cruz senatorial challenger) Beto O’Rourke blasted Cruz (who he known as a seditionist) for apparently hightailing it to Cancun “when individuals are actually freezing to demise within the state that he’s elected to characterize and serve.”
Clearly (and justifiably), individuals are outraged that Cruz would do that throughout his state’s widening emergency (and whereas individuals are nonetheless struggling throughout a pandemic, too).
Completely tremendous with Ted Cruz bailing on Texas for a Cancun trip throughout this brutal winter storm that has left the state’s deregulated energy firm inoperable and is endangering the lives of tens of millions.
… as long as he by no means returns once more.
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) February 18, 2021
Hopefully Ted Cruz (R-Cancun) has good mobile phone service on the seaside so he can pretend caring about his constituents comfortably within the shade. Keep secure @tedcruz! We do not need you to get a sunburn!https://t.co/RjSxoZNNor
— The Lincoln Venture (@ProjectLincoln) February 18, 2021
.@tedcruz lastly carrying a masks to flee Texas whereas tens of millions undergo. You and Heidi certain are who we thought you have been.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 18, 2021
This tweet could sum up the state of affairs in the very best approach.
I noticed “What a POS” trending and I knew it was about Ted Cruz.
— Buddy Winston (@BuddyWinston) February 18, 2021
UPDATE: Properly, it seems to be like Cruz (whose full title is Rafael Edward Cruz) is cruising again from Cancun already, and he missed out on an improve.
Right here’s the improve checklist 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