Conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza on Thursday praised Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for vacationing in Cancun while his constituents faced a winter storm with massive power outages.
After photos of Cruz traveling to Cancun went viral on Wednesday, Fox News and other outlets confirmed the reports.
D'Souza defended Cruz in a tweet.
"What could @tedcruz do if he were here in Texas? I'm hard-pressed to say," D'Souza opined. "If he's in Cancun, that means he's not using up valuable resources of energy, food and water that can now be used by someone else. This is probably the best thing he could do for the state right now."
What could @tedcruz do if he were here in Texas? I'm hard-pressed to say. If he's in Cancun, that means he's not using up valuable resources of energy, food and water that can now be used by someone else. This is probably the best thing he could do for the state right now
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 18, 2021
Commenters quickly mocked D'Souza for his take on the scandal.
Read some of the tweets below.
Not gonna lie, I find myself very persuaded by your "Ted Cruz is useless" argument.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 18, 2021
"The best thing Ted Cruz could do is remove himself from the situation." Is literally always the right answer.
— Scott Frerichs 🏳️🌈 🐯 (@KaiserNeko) February 18, 2021
it's true, what can anybody really do to help anyone else in a crisis, truly an unsolvable mystery
— 𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓽𝓼 (@sporkboot) February 18, 2021
.@tedcruz could sign up to take part in @BetoORourke's phone banking to help vulnerable Texas seniors.
Clearly Beto isn't hard pressed to figure out what to do in times of crisis, but he cares about people so ...https://t.co/es6xv7QCOi
— Denise Shearin 🌊 😷 (@DeniseShearin) February 18, 2021
yes, it's always best when the people in charge leave so they don't use up resources. This is why FEMA usually stays home so as not to cause more problems.
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) February 18, 2021
There are scores of elected officials--and private citizens like Beto O'Rourke--who are working on the ground as we speak to help vulnerable Texans, not even because it's in their official job purview but simply because it's what leaders do in a crisis.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 18, 2021
It's called "constituent services," genius.
— Felina (@FelinaBlanc) February 18, 2021
Maybe he can give out water, Help coordinate with FEMA, encourage people to take proper steps to be safe, find shelter for people, etc etc
But for @gop compassion, empathy, care n concern for the Americans is so not in them.... Especially when they are not their rich friends
— Dan (@danp2078r) February 18, 2021