Following the backlash from his spontaneous trip to sunny Cancun as Texas froze over, Sen. Ted Cruz has tried to point the finger of blame at everyone besides himself, including his own neighbors who exposed his wife's texts.
He really didn't hold back...
The blame-game doesn't seem to be ending any time soon.
The state was left powerless, heatless, and as things continue to get worse, food and other supplies are running out. But that doesn't seem to matter to Ted Cruz.
The disgraced senator turned the blame on anyone he could... Including his neighbors who he described using some pretty colorful language.
Keep scrolling to find out what else he had to say about them.
It seems as though the only person that's surprised at the public outrage against Ted Cruz is Cruz himself.
Rather than staying in the state and working hard to help his people, it was reported at the start of last week that the Republican Senator decided to pack up his bags and flee to sun-soaked Cancun in Mexico.
He was spotted in a Houston airport with his wife and daughters queuing for a United Airlines flight on February 17th.
It is strongly believed by the person who took the pictures that the Senator boarded a flight that departed at 4.44 pm and landed in Cancun at 7.52 pm.
Of course, this didn't sit well with Texas' residents...
It isn't JUST that Ted Cruz left TX during a disaster—though that is bad enough. It's also that he went on vacation to MX during a pandemic. He defended Trump's remarks about Mexicans being drug dealers & rapists. Funny how MX is the first place he escapes to when shit gets hard.— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) February 18, 2021
Who were - and still are - living and struggling in below-freezing conditions.
Texans quickly took to tweeting Cruz photos of their dire living conditions...
@tedcruz Hey teddy! No, this isn't salt for your Cancun margaritas, this is snow I'm boiling so I can wash my hands and flush toilets. And even still I'm lucky to have power rn. Don't have too much fun in Mexico or forget to wear sunscreen! #CancunCruz #AbbottResign #AustinTx pic.twitter.com/vuXsYcvTFk— Stress Level Midnight (@EliBerke) February 18, 2021
In an attempt to bring him back to his senses.
The Texas Democratic Party then called on Cruz to resign...
"Ted Cruz jetting off to Mexico while Texans remain dying in the cold isn't surprising but it is deeply disturbing and disappointing," Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said.
"Cruz is emblematic of what the Texas Republican Party and its leaders have become: weak, corrupt, inept, and self-serving politicians who don't give a damn about the people they were elected to represent. They were elected by the people but have no interest or intent of doing their jobs."
Well, quite predictably, Cruz hastily backtracked following the outrage...
As the Senator was spotted on a flight back to Houston the following day.
Cruz landed back in Texas with his tail between his legs...
And, in a very awkward statement to ABC News, admitted that his travels were "obviously a mistake" and "in hindsight, I wouldn't have done it."
Of course, he failed to issue any form of apology to the people of Texas who are continuing to suffer.
"The moment I sat on that plane I really began second-guessing that decision."
"It had been my intention to work remotely, to be on the phone and to be on the internet... But I needed to be here."
Well, in the aftermath of his poorly timed trip, Cruz has been desperately attempting to regain any form of reputation...
But his latest effort has backfired massively.
In a series of photos posted onto his Twitter account, Cruz could be seen helping a Texan resident load their car with supplies...
In the series of photos, Cruz could be seen extending an arm to a female shopper and lifting bottles of water into various cars, alongside the caption, "#TexasStrong."
And that wasn't the only tweet he decided to post...
Served some delicious #Houston bbq to @FirefightersHOU, @IAFFNewsDesk, & local law enforcement yesterday with @TheNew93Q to thank our first responders following these unprecedented snow storms. pic.twitter.com/vn396kTgFR— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 21, 2021
People are torn between seeing this as innocent gestures of kindness, or horrendously staged publicity stunts.
But after seeing how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handled this disaster, it seems as though they've settled on the latter.
The Representative for New York's 14th congressional district showed everyone just how much an elected leader could do to help out its people.
In a matter of days, she managed to raise $5 million dollars for the people of Texas.
One last update (I think!): We just hit $5 million raised for Texans across the state.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 22, 2021
Thank you ALL for your collective action when people need it most.
Charity can’t replace policy, but solidarity is how we’ll face climate change and build a better world. 💪🏽🌎
Thank you 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RzdgXllXoS
And not only that, but on Friday, she flew out to the worst effected areas to help distribute supplies to the people that needed it the most.
It really put Cruz to shame.
He has come out to hound the media for reporting on his public mistakes, saying that they are "obsessed" with him because they're having "Trump withdrawals."
And of course, people had a lot to say about it...
And he started with his own damn kids!!— Tc Bowen (@bowen_tc) February 23, 2021
He's got a long list of people to point a finger at, that's for sure.
While making an appearance on the Fox News show Hannity, he decided to turn his attention to the media.
The host of the show compared Cruz's media attention to the revelations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing-home deaths in New York and that's when the Texas senator piped up.
He said this:
"You're right, and I think the media is suffering from Trump withdrawal, where they've attacked Trump every day for 4 years — they don't know what to do, so they obsessed over my taking my girls to the beach."
The blame comes after he initially blamed his own daughters for the trip to Mexico.
"With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends," Cruz said in a statement Thursday. "Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon."
And after the entire fiasco, you would think the blame game has now stopped, but no.
Does anybody like this guy? None of his colleagues in the Senate like him, and it seems that neither do his neighbors.— Modris Jaunzems (@ModrisJZ) February 23, 2021
Cruz has now turned his attention to the neighbors that leaked his wife's texts, referring to them as "a**holes."
TMZ reported that his wife was "pretty p**sed" about her texts being leaked by someone in a group chat she was in on iMessage.
And she even went as far as confronting some of them to find out who the culprit was.
Maybe that'll make you think twice before doing something so reckless again.
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