The Funniest Tweets about Ted Cruz's Trip to Cancun

Rodiano Bonacci
Febbraio 19, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas woke up Thursday to a fourth day without power, and a water crisis was unfolding after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state's power grid and utilities. They also suggest the family planned the getaway at the last minute and meant to stay in Cancun for close to a week. "Anyone can or want to leave for the week?" But a text thread released to multiple outlets makes it appear as though Cruz's wife Heidi was rallying neighbors to head south to escape the cold. "Seriously. Covid test to come back which we will take there".

In the alleged text messages, Heidi said that her family would be staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun and that rooms were available for $309 a night. "So right now we've got a bunch of the neighborhood kids all over playing with our girls, because their parents lost power and our house was lucky".

In a statement on Thursday, Cruz said he was returning to Texas.

"Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon", Cruz wrote. During an interview on Fox News, Sean Hannity attempted to defend Cruz.

When you're Ted Cruz's daughter and somebody has to take the blame.

The move by the Republican senator has sparked criticism from his political opposition in Texas, who argued that he should resign. "Though Cruz claims he was alway at the helm".

Cruz later admitted to Hannity that he meant to stay at the beach resort "through the weekend", working to help his freezing people from Cancun. "But as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts nearly immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground. As much as you can do by phone and Zoom, it's not the same as being here". Protesters greeted Cruz at the airport Thursday with signs and chants saying "Resign!"

The statement did little to quell a fierce political backlash that comes as Cruz eyes a second presidential run in 2024.

Texas has seen widespread power and water outages due to the uncommonly frigid weather.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. "Ted Cruz nor does anyone at the White House", Psaki said, adding that President Joe Biden's administration is focused on "working directly with leadership in Texas and surrounding states on addressing the winter storm and the crisis at hand".

Although electricity has been restored in most of the state, supermarkets are reported to be running out of food and 13 million - half of the state's population - are under "boil water" orders, with more than 300,000 still without power after five days.

Federal emergency officials sent generators to support water treatment plants, hospitals and nursing homes in Texas, along with thousands of blankets and ready-to-eat meals, officials said.

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