Ted Cruz has decided to finally break his silence after receiving significant backlash after pictures surfaced showing him taking a lavish vacation to sunny Mexico. At the same time, millions of his constituents in Texas suffered due to extreme winter weather.
The controversial senator issued a statement explaining that he is blaming his two daughters, Caroline and Catherine Cruz, for the PR nightmare.
Indeed, Ted Cruz has pointed fingers at his preteen girls for his shameless and unconscious decision to treat himself to a little holiday in Cancun as a historic deep freeze sweeps over Texas.
— Bradley Beychok (@beychok) February 18, 2021
The arctic-like temperatures killed at least 21 people and caused a major power outage that has affected more than 4 million people across the state.
The deadly winter storm has forced many hospitals in Texas to evacuate after patients were left without water or power.
In a written statement, Cruz was in full damage control as he claimed: “This has been an infuriating week for Texans. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses. Our homes are freezing, and our lights are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too.”
Cruz explained that he wanted to be the father of the year and added: “With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.”
A series of leaked messages obtained by The New York Times from Cruz‘s wife, Heidi Cruz, to some of her Houston neighbors told a different story — she invited them to a lavish vacation to Mexico.
Heidi Cruz revealed that they would be staying in Mexico for the weekend at the Ritz-Carlton, where rooms were available for $309 a night. Heidi Cruz bragged about staying in the fancy hotel “many times” and that it “has good security.”
New photos that surfaced on Thursday showed Ted Cruz without his family leaving Cancun, Mexico. The Republican made sure to wear a mask that featured a Texas flag to clean up his image.
The PR stunt did not work because he is getting slammed for being heartless and a terrible example to his children.
This social media user bashed Ted Cruz: “Dad, instead of a sleepover because.. you know coronavirus, how about you fly my friends and I to Mexico for a beach vacation weekend? 😂”
A voter explained why Cruz is a horrible father with this note: “During a federally declared emergency in the middle of a pandemic. #dadoftheyear He would of been a. Better dad and. Example by helping the community period during a crisis. Smh.”
This Democrat said she was not surprised by Cruz’s lack of empathy and added: “Surprise surprise a Republican elected official not giving two f*cks about their constituents 🤷🏾♂️ Hope all the Texans people who voted for him are very proud 🖕🏽.”
Cruz’s harsh rhetoric about immigrants was introduced in the conversation: “Stops immigrants from coming from Mexico but then escapes there when the weather gets bad. You really can’t make up Republican hypocrisy.”
Cruz even went on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News show to change the conversation.