In a blistering editorial published on Friday, the Houston Chronicle slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, demanding his resignation for fleeing to Cancun while millions of his fellow Texans were freezing and without electricity.
The newspaper editors wrote that Cruz deserved condemnation after he “plopped himself down on a direct flight to paradise and left us to fend for ourselves in this frozen hell.”
The editorial board also brushed aside Cruz’s initial excuse about “trying to be a good dad” by taking his family to Cancun while Texas faces a massive crisis.
“Cry us a Mai Tai. Good parents all over Houston are modeling resilience for their kids as they struggle to make do without enough food or water or the lesser comforts of civilization such as iPhones and Netflix,” they wrote.
The editors noted that they called for Cruz’s resignation last month for his role in the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, but they said that “escaping to Mexico hits a new low” and again demanded his resignation.
“Take our advice, senator, and resign,” they concluded “Seems like you could use a break and we could, too, from an ineffective politician who, even in crisis, puts his personal itinerary before the needs of Texans.”