Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was ridiculed online after a "friend" leaked Cancun trip text messages to The New York Times.
"Text messages sent from Ms. Cruz to friends and Houston neighbors on Wednesday revealed a hastily planned trip. Their house was 'FREEZING,' as Ms. Cruz put it — and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Ms. Cruz invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where they had stayed "many times," noting the room price this week ($309 per night) and its good security. The text messages were provided to The New York Times and confirmed by a second person on the thread, who declined to be identified because of the private nature of the texts," the newspaper reported.
"For more than 12 hours after the airport departure photos first emerged, Mr. Cruz's office declined to comment on his whereabouts. The Houston police confirmed that the senator's office had sought their assistance for his airport trip on Wednesday, and eventually Mr. Cruz was spotted wheeling his suitcase in Mexico on Thursday as he returned to the state he represents in the Senate," the newspaper noted. "As the Cruzes were away, millions of Texans were still without electricity, many had no running water and the icy air that swept into the state was so severe that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had been activated to send supplies, including generators."
Here's some of what people were saying:
So the NYT got the Cancun group text from Cruz’s friends, proving once and for all that he has none. https://t.co/EeQKfoECjr— Molly Knight (@Molly Knight) 1613691946.0
Can Ted Cruz please stop piling lies upon lies for one half of a split goddamn second— Max Burns (@Max Burns) 1613691998.0
I'm not saying Ted and Heidi Cruz are despised by the people in their innermost circle, but imagine thinking you're… https://t.co/9XjG47LhMO— Bess Kalb (@Bess Kalb) 1613692572.0
Only someone as terrible as Ted Cruz would: 1. Go to Cancun. 2. Lie and blame it on his children. 3. Be outed by hi… https://t.co/zR8MpgHZ8G— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias) 1613692593.0
Attacking the government and trying to overturn a presidential election should be something that follows you for th… https://t.co/k2QAchWlW2— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC) 1613691936.0
Even Ted Cruz's friends and neighbors dislike him to the point they leaked the text messages that led to the Cancun… https://t.co/GpKpUGaxAr— Brian Fallon (@Brian Fallon) 1613692069.0
2. There aren't that many people in the group text....if this were 200 people that would be one thing. But there are like 10?— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1613693002.0