Hours after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was noticed final week leaving the frozen Lone Star State in favor of Mexico’s hotter setting, the lawmaker was extensively condemned for ditching Texans in the center of a serious disaster that pressured a whole lot of hundreds of residents to go with out electrical energy or water for days.
After having initially claimed the ill-advised getaway was requested by his younger daughters, Cruz just lately fired again and mentioned that the media was in charge for the backlash he endured after photographs surfaced of him on the airport.
In a Monday interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch, who beforehand served because the spokesperson of the National Rifle Association, Cruz accused the media of affected by “Trump withdrawal,” a situation he says fueled widespread criticism over his journey to Cancun, a well-liked resort space in Mexico that borders the Caribbean Sea.
“So, the media obsession with the fact that I took my family to the beach last week was a bit much,” the senator added. Although Cruz later said he was simply “trying to be a dad,” the Texas lawmaker added the journey “was dumb to do because it gave the knuckleheads ammunition to launch attacks and engage in ridicule.”
REUTERS / STRINGERU.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) carries his baggage on the Cancun International Airport earlier than boarding his aircraft again to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021.
“That’s what they do. They engage in attacks nonstop,” he careworn, earlier than calling on the main target to as an alternative be shifted towards the causes of the Texas disaster, which at its top noticed thousands and thousands of residents go days with out electrical energy or water as a lot of the state was hit with extraordinarily low temperatures. To date, dozens of residents have died, some from carbon monoxide poisoning as others have frozen to dying.
Cruz echoed his statements later Monday throughout an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who has largely framed Cruz’s journey as a “quick dropoff” and “escort” of his younger daughters. However, it’s price noting that Cruz was truly scheduled to remain in Mexico by the weekend, and solely returned sooner after public backlash over the journey.
The newest developments over Cruz’s Mexico journey got here as United Airlines introduced late final week that it was investigating who leaked particulars of the lawmaker’s return flight to Texas. Sharing such info is prohibited.