- Courtesy Photo / U.S. Senate
- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
After Cruz was spotted on a flight to balmy Cancun while millions of his constituents were braving freezing temps without power, critics unearthed a tweet from December in which the Texas GOPer chastised Austin's mayor for taking a similar jaunt.
In that tweet, Cruz blasted Democrat Steve Adler for taking a private jet to Mexico while telling Austinites to stay home during the holidays to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "Complete and utter hypocrites," he wrote, commenting on a CNN report on lawmakers ignoring the pandemic advice they gave to constituents.
Hypocrites. Complete and utter hypocrites.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 2, 2020
And don't forget @MayorAdler who took a private jet with eight people to Cabo and WHILE IN CABO recorded a video telling Austinites to "stay home if you can...this is not the time to relax." pic.twitter.com/KSvkiwxgga
Naturally, Cruz's detractors had a Twitter field day.
Is Ted Cruz with Steve Adler in Mexico right now?— Matt Lowery (@MattJLowery) February 18, 2021
steve adler traveling to mexico in december: no one will ever be able to top this lol— rachel (@radibez) February 18, 2021
ted cruz: hold my beer https://t.co/L9KAdQ1CkZ
This tweet did not age well at all, Rafael. pic.twitter.com/kxoytMxPQR— I’M CALM (@EllyIsALady) February 18, 2021
To boot, Cruz's December tweet was the second such unearthed missive to bring him embarrassment this week.
On Tuesday, as Texas' electrical grid imploded, the senator drew scorn over his tweet from last August mocking California's inability "to perform even basic functions of civilization, like having reliable electricity."
Eventually, Cruz tweeted a mea culpa, saying "I got no defense...A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good. Stay safe!"
I got no defense. 🤷🏻♂️— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 17, 2021
A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good.
Stay safe! https://t.co/kBPGrGHmvI
Maybe Uncle Ted needs to follow his own advice and play it safe by actually governing instead of playing full-time Internet troll.
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