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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a history of calling out politicians for the exact thing he's doing now.
As his state suffered days of widespread blackouts and other dire consequences of a deep freeze, Cruz and his family were spotted boarding a plane to Cancun on Wednesday night. The Republican was unsurprisingly mocked for his poorly timed travel, and after just 11 hours in Mexico, seemed to be making a U-turn for Houston.
One common subject of the anti-Cruz firestorm was the fact that just in December, the senator had deemed Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler a "hypocrite" for traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and recording a video there telling Austin residents to saty home.
Hypocrites. Complete and utter hypocrites.
And don't forget @MayorAdler who took a private jet with eight people to Cabo and WHILE IN CABO recorded a video telling Austinites to "stay home if you can...this is not the time to relax." pic.twitter.com/KSvkiwxgga
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 2, 2020
Cruz's communications adviser Steve Guest also called out what he determined was "Democrat coronavirus hypocrisy."
Democrat coronavirus hypocrisy continues...
The latest example: Austin, Texas's Democrat Mayor Steve Adler who told people to "stay home" from his timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, MEXICO!! https://t.co/Y7SeT9wXL3
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 2, 2020
Cruz didn't acknowledge his past callouts when issuing a statement on his travel Thursday, instead saying he was only accompanying his daughters to Cancun because he wanted to "be a good dad."
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) February 18, 2021
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