Ted Cruz has had a fairly indefensible 12 months thus far. The Texas lawmaker started 2021 by supporting Donald Trump’s election lie.
The senator’s house state is at present encountering an unprecedented winter storm. Various individuals have died and tens of millions haven’t any energy. Nonetheless, Cruz selected to fly to Cancun final night time within the midst of the disaster.
Cruz’s conduct was so egregious, the truth is, that Fox’s Jesse Watters lit into him throughout an episode of The 5. Watters told viewers, “I imply that is sort of day one stuff if you happen to’re a politician. If there’s a climate catastrophe in your state, you don’t go on a tropical trip.”
“I imply that is sort of day one stuff if you happen to’re a politician. If there’s a climate catastrophe in your state, you don’t go on a tropical trip” pic.twitter.com/sw8nP06GgU
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 18, 2021
One other Conservative pundit, Meghan McCain, additionally had harsh phrases for Cruz. The View co-host remarked, “I’m certain there’s going to be quite a lot of media ready, asking questions, however to actually flee your private home state whereas persons are freezing to loss of life to go to Cancun may be very Marie Antoinette. One of many worst optics I might provide you with in an period the place there’s been quite a lot of unhealthy political optics.”
That’s to not say that Cruz didn’t have his defenders. Sean Hannity purchased into Cruz’s pathetic try and blame his daughter for the journey. He told his radio viewers, “By the best way, Ted Cruz solely escorted his daughter on a visit to Cancun as a father. You generally is a father and a senator on the identical time, and he’s turning round and coming proper again to Texas. Good grief.”
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based mostly politics and expertise author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore along with his household.