Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is facing a call to resign from one of his state's largest newspapers.
In an editorial published on Friday, the Houston Chronicle shredded Cruz for fleeing to Cancun while millions of his fellow Texans were freezing and without electricity.
The Chronicle editors wrote that Cruz deserved condemnation after he "plopped himself down on a direct flight to paradise and left us to fend for ourselves in this frozen hell."
The editors also brushed aside Cruz's initial excuse about "trying to be a good dad" by taking his family to Cancun while Texas faces a massive crisis.
"Cry us a Mai Tai," they wrote. "Good parents all over Houston are modeling resilience for their kids as they struggle to make do without enough food or water or the lesser comforts of civilization such as iPhones and Netflix."
The editors noted that they called for Cruz's resignation last month for his role in trying to help former President Donald Trump overturn the results of the 2020 election, but they said that "escaping to Mexico hits a new low" and again demanded his resignation.
"Take our advice, senator, and resign," they concluded "Seems like you could use a break and we could, too, from an ineffective politician who, even in crisis, puts his personal itinerary before the needs of Texans."