Ted Cruz Tells Texans To Stay Warm Only To Be Mocked With Cancun Jokes
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apparently has a short memory when it comes to being humiliated.
How else to explain why he consistently reminds Americans that he attempted to ditch Texas for Cancun, Mexico, two years ago during a brutal winter storm?
The latest invitation to mockery occurred Wednesday when the Republican senator posted a tweet advising his constituents to “stay inside, warm and off the roads if possible.”
Most Texans woke up to freezing rain and sleet that will continue throughout the day. Please follow all local warnings.
Stay inside, warm, and off the roads if possible.
Follow @TxDot and @TDEM for the latest conditions.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 1, 2023
As he should expect by now, any reference Cruz makes to cold weather inspires a storm of Twitter snark, and this tweet was no exception.
Or maybe book a flight to Cancun?
— PETER MAER (@petermaer) February 1, 2023
We hope this hasn't impacted any travel to Cancun https://t.co/itlgkRJYOQ
— Texas Signal (@TexasSignal) February 1, 2023
Ted announcing his annual Cancun vacation https://t.co/oedMADszpR
— Jamie loves the Packers (@Jamie_Wisconsin) February 1, 2023
The intern who posted this really didn't think things through https://t.co/E9PsbK4KAe
— Jessica Montoya Coggins (@JessicaMCoggins) February 1, 2023
By "most Texans" he means everyone but him....he's somewhere warm enjoying a "preplanned" family vacation.
— Bill Ingram (@TheRocketGuy) February 1, 2023
So what are you doing about the Texas grid??? #CancunCruzpic.twitter.com/htbtb5RNm4
— Leia🌻 (@TheSWPrincess) February 1, 2023
While you’re on the way to the airport in search of a warm island resort be careful of the roads out there Senator!
— Anne L. (@anneL5694) February 1, 2023
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖_ℂ𝕝𝕒𝕦𝕤 (@SundaeDivine) February 1, 2023
As mentioned before, Cruz has a habit of doing this.
Last month, he was accused of hypocrisy after he attempted to mock President Joe Biden for vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In September, the senator was on a flight when a fellow passenger quipped, “We’re in Houston? Oh, I thought we were going to Cancun.”
Cruz has also had bad luck getting over the travel scandal by making jokes about it.
In November 2021, he was pilloried for his response to a tweet about California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) spending Thanksgiving with family in Mexico while California was in a COVID-19 state of emergency: “Cancun is much nicer than Cabo.”
A month earlier, critics slammed a joke Cruz cracked about his controversial Cancun getaway to attack Biden for taking a weekend trip to Delaware: “Cancun is lovely this time of year.”