Senator Ted Cruz sparked nationwide outrage on Thursday after being accused of vacationing in Cancun amid an arctic blast that left millions of his constituents without power in Texas.
Photos circulating on social media this week purportedly showed Cruz on a Wednesday flight from Houston to Cancun as Texas residents are left out in the cold.
By Thursday, a number of Cruz’s old tweets resurfaced and had not aged well.
“I got no defense,” Cruz wrote earlier this month regarding the hypocrisy of his criticism of California’s handling of a winter storm.
In another tweet, Cruz promised to “work hard each and every day.”
Cruz’s decision to flee the state in the middle of a crisis didn’t sit well with social media users who wasted no time to put the Texas Republican in a blast.
— Ryri Kateria (@KateriaRyri) February 18, 2021
I hope this runs on the front page of every newspaper in Texas. People there have been so bandoozled, so ill served. I hope this week’s tragedy will lead to a political awakening.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) February 18, 2021
Imagine you represent millions of people without power and freezing to death
And when you are in a position to help them get food, water, medicine or generators
You fly to Cancun for a vacation instead
Well done, Texas. You could’ve had Beto
But no-you elected Ted Cruz https://t.co/Ozo4DZ6zAO
— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@axidentaliberal) February 18, 2021
the irony that he freaks out about immigrants coming up from mexico ruining the country but flees to mexico when things go to shit in texas
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) February 18, 2021
Are you kidding me?!?!? Beto is here organizing. Hosting phone banks to check on elderly residents and Cruz is hightailing it to a country he wanted to separate us from with a wall. We are cold, we are tired, we are hungry. I’d say stay there but they would just send him back.
— Shortcake (@shortsnforts) February 18, 2021
Private citizen @BetoORourke coordinates massive outreach to vulnerable population during crisis, while Texas’ @SenTedCruz departs the state for Cancun, and Texas’ governor @GovAbbott blames the crisis on an energy policy that has not been passed yet. Typical GOP behavior.
— John McAndrew (@phidippides26) February 18, 2021
So to recap:@BetoORourke is on the ground delivering aid to at-risk people.@POTUS is delivering emergency generators.
Dems want an upgraded renewable power grid that won’t fail like this.@TedCruz abandons Texas during crisis to stay at resort, but liberals are the elitists.
— Ben G. (@softreeds) February 18, 2021
Y'all is this for real? I have no water, my house has been in the 20s and 30s for 3 days – I cooked dinner with a GD sterno can and Ted Cruz goes to Cancun? I am enraged. Doesn't he have a duty to serve his constituents? @SenSchumer @BetoORourke @JohnCornyn @GregAbbott_TX
— IAmRenata'sCompleteLackOfSuprise (@bub_tex) February 18, 2021
Republican defenders asking what Cruz could have done while staying in TX, him and his wife literally have millions of dollars, he could have easily bought up or rented out facilities for people to stay in, hired trucks to deliver mobile generators and drinking water
— Yurie (@yurie22) February 18, 2021
It would never even occur to @tedcruz that he had a duty to stay in Texas and serve his constituents, and even get his hands dirty if necessary for people who are freezing to death and lack water. That happens when one’s political ideology is selfishness and greed.
— Dan Wentzel (@danwentzel) February 18, 2021