'A child froze to death': Ted Cruz smacked down after he jokes about 'awesome' Cancun vacation
Ted Cruz. (AFP)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced a scolding online on Tuesday after he joked about "awesome" Cancun vacations.

Earlier this year, Cruz fled to Cancun as Texas was facing massive power outages due to a winter storm.

The senator was defiant about the vacation as he shared a tweet promoting "awesome" trips to Cancun on Tuesday.

But commenters quickly pointed out that many suffered as a result of the deadly winter storm.

"A child froze to death," one person replied, referring to an 11-year-old boy who died in a freezing mobile home.

"Don't think your constituents find your sense of humor appealing after you abandoned them in a time of crisis," another commenter agreed.

Read some of the responses below.