Sen. Ted Cruz flies to Cancun while winter storm slams Texas

Henrietta Strickland
February 18, 2021

According to O'Rourke, it's not just Cruz that deserves ridicule, it's all of the Republican leaders in Texas as well. "We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm".

Temperatures this week have plunged to risky record lows in the Lone Star State and overwhelmed power grids, leaving millions without power.

After the photos went viral, users - including celebrities - took to Twitter to slam Cruz for traveling to the island while leaving his state to fend for its self.

Texas officials ordered 7 million people - one-quarter of the population of the nation's second-largest state - to boil tap water before drinking the water, after days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes. The lawmaker's current Senate term will expire in early 2025.

In Austin, some hospitals faced a loss in water pressure and in some cases, heat.

Senator Ted Cruz has not addressed his trip to Cancun yet. Cruz having criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, for showing off expensive ice cream in her San Francisco home during the COVID-19 pandemic, or his past criticism of former President Obama's golf trips.

The Texas senator, who once described Trump as a "pathological liar", championed the-then president's call to block the certification last month of Democrat Joe Biden's election victory.

The party said this is the 21st time it has called for Cruz's resignation.

Ted Cruz is coming under fire.

The Lone Star State's brush with a grid-crippling climate catastrophe has reminded numerous downright antipathetic reactions Texas Republicans had last summer, when extreme heat necessitated rolling blackouts in parts of California. The Dem-led state's enthusiasm for green energy sources has become a popular preoccupation for the climate change-denying, pro-petroleum crowd, and Senator Ted Cruz, Senator John Cornyn, and others didn't miss the opportunity to ham-handedly politicize people's suffering on social media.

"The left - and some grifters on the right - are consumed by partisan anger and rage", his office said in a written statement. "Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing", journalist David Shuster tweeted along with photos of Cruz aboard the plane.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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