Texas Senator Ted Cruz Flies to Cancun as Texans Freeze

James Marshall
February 18, 2021

Cruz was first elected to the Senate in 2012, narrowly beat former congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) to win reelection in 2018 and is widely considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate.

Dallas resident Brandon Friedman compared the response of several Texas Republicans - including Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick - to the California power outages.

Fast forward to right fucking now, when millions of Texans are without power because the power grid of Cruz's oil-loving home state is buckling under the strain of a winter storm.

Senator Ted Cruz has not addressed his trip to Cancun yet.

Spokespersons for Cruz's office did not immediately respond to request for comment Wednesday night or Thursday. The two-term senator's current term expires in early 2025.

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.

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. He ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and, after being among Donald Trump's sharpest critics during the primary, went on to become one of the former president's staunchest defenders in Congress, helping to spearhead efforts to challenge President Biden's victory in the 2020 election.

The billboard says: "You lied about the election".

The Democratic former congressman unsuccessfully challenged Cruz in the 2018 election, but he called on the Texas Republican to be held accountable for his role in the deadly January 6 insurrection - and questioned his character and leadership. The Capitol was attacked. Sen.

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