Conservative pundit praises Ted Cruz's Cancun getaway: 'He’s not using up valuable resources of energy'
[Dinesh D'Souza photograph by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons licensed]

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."

Commenters quickly mocked D'Souza for his take on the scandal.

Read some of the tweets below.