Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) once again addressed the controversy surrounding his flight to Mexico as a severe winter storm left millions of his constituents without electricity, saying his wife was “quite pissed off” that his texts on travel planning were leaked. and that people should “treat each other like human beings”.
Texts obtained last week by The New York Times show that the senator’s wife, Heidi Cruz, messaged a group of friends, including neighbors, as freezing weather swept through Texas. “Can or does anyone want to go for the week?” she asked, adding, “We can go to Cancun.”
Cruz told the “Ruthless” podcast this week that someone who leaked the texts was “a sign of the ridiculously politicized and obnoxious way” of the current political climate. He noted that he had Republican and Democratic neighbors.
“Heidi is pretty pissed off” about the text leak, he said.
“You know, here’s a suggestion: don’t be assholes,” Cruz added. “Just treat yourself like human beings. Have a certain degree, a minimum of respect.
Cruz was seen on a United flight to Cancun on Wednesday night, when millions of people in his state had no heat, electricity or running water in the wake of the storm. After a violent reaction on social media, he returned to Texas the next morning.
In a statement released early Thursday afternoon, Cruz denied that he was going to Cancun for vacation and blamed his daughters for the trip.
“Like millions of Texans, our family also lost heat and electricity,” he said, adding that he and his wife had decided to allow their daughters to take “a trip with friends. “.
“Wanting to be a good father, I went down with them last night and I’m coming back this afternoon,” he says.
Cruz later admitted that he initially intended to stay with his family “over the weekend,” but eventually changed flights home after seeing widespread criticism.
Cruz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday that he believed the media was covering his trip to Cancun because they “were suffering from Trump’s withdrawal.”
“Where they attacked Trump every day for four years, they don’t know what to do, so they are obsessed with taking my daughters to the beach,” he said.
Since returning to Texas from Mexico, Cruz has helped some voters affected by the storm. However, his work has paled compared to that of the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.). She flew to Texas over the weekend to help people there, and she created a fundraiser for the relief efforts that has so far grossed more than $ 5 million.
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