'Cancun' Cruz brutally mocked for hypocritical 'don’t leave Americans behind' post: 'He feels no shame'
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is never shy about engaging in cheap political theatrics, and the crisis in Afghanistan — which has been taken over by the Taliban — is no exception. The far-right GOP senator has used the crisis to bash the Biden Administration. And on August 30, Cruz responded to CNN reporting about a Texas family that was struggling to get out of Afghanistan, posting, "Americans don't leave Americans behind." But Cruz's critics were quick to point out that he did exactly that when he left for Cancun, Mexico during a bitter February 2021 cold snap that left millions of Texas without heat, electricity or running water in freezing temperatures.
This is horrifying. And wrong. America doesn’t leave Americans behind. https://t.co/k1olAjUkmh— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1630379437.0
Twitter users were quick to post February 2021 photos of a vacationing "Cancun Cruz" at the airport during that cold snap:
Because if there’s anyone who should be giving lectures about “leaving Americans behind,” it’s this guy:… https://t.co/OkgeWLGvSt— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1630428480.0
This you? https://t.co/uOnjsdBzs7 https://t.co/ROpHeoz5oy— chest out, chin up (@chest out, chin up) 1630435248.0
Others didn't post photos but called out Cruz's hypocrisy nonetheless. Here are some of their scathing comments:
YOU LITERALLY LEFT YOUR ENTIRE STATE TO FREEZE IN A POWER OUTAGE SO YOU COULD GO TO A RITZ CARLTON IN MEXICO. AND… https://t.co/A40k45x3q2— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1630432458.0
@tedcruz Oh.. you mean like when you left your fellow Texans behind during the deep freeze and went to party in cancun? Like that?— Traci Kelly (@Traci Kelly) 1630379993.0
@girlsreallyrule America leaves Americans behind all the time, but usually they're still in America.— Pat Sponaugle (@Pat Sponaugle) 1630432729.0
@girlsreallyrule #CancunCruz has no shame, as all rethuglicans have none!!!— Laura McNeilly (@Laura McNeilly) 1630445374.0
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