He’s Not ‘Using Up’ Electricity, And Other Asinine Defenses Of Ted Cruz’s Cancun Trip
Conservative’s defense of Sen. Ted Cruz’s decision Fly to Cancun, Mexico Amidst an epidemic and humanitarian crisis, his home state of Texas is growing more absurd by the hour.
Right-wing talk radio host Eric Erikson kicked things off in the early hours of Thursday as the storm wiped out power in large areas of his state after news spread of his flight to Mexico.
Erickson argued that there was no need for Texas Republicans to present their constituents in times of urgent need.
He wrote on Twitter, “The fact that people think that Ted Cruz, a United States senator, can do anything about a state power grid, even his own, who so many people Signifies an unheard of. “
One later destroyed Post, Dan Issett, a conservative Texas communicator, offered “some notes” on Cruz’s getaway, with the senator “not setting the state and municipal electric policy” and that he is not missing any votes because American The Senate is not currently in session.
“If you’re a big maniac, he took his kids on vacation, you’re just a partisan hack,” Isett wrote.
Jeffrey Blehar, co-host of the National Review’s “Political Beats” podcast, could not wrap his head around Cruise’s visit being controversial.
“He’s in DC,” Blehar wrote. “What is he going to do, to fly to solidarity or something else in Texas?” (The post retweeted a tweet from right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro).
In fact, Cruz was not in Washington, DC Rathor, he and his family were boarded in a plane in Houston, one of the cities hit hardest by a record cold snap and subsequent power outage.
But most take asinine – yet, anyway; Still early – goes Conservative crank, racist and conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza. He argued that Cruz had essentially gone unscathed and did a favor by escaping from his home state.
“what could have happened [Ted Cruz] If he were here in Texas? “D’Souza quipped fiercely on Twitter.” I’m hard to say. If he’s in Cancun, that means he’s not using the valuable resources of energy, food and water that can now be used by someone else. Is. This is probably the best thing he can do for the state right now. “
So what could Cruise do, other than putting a tight cap and helping to take out the frozen equipment at power plants?
And if he needed specific ideas, he only had to look to other current and former elected officials in the Lone Star State.
Take Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic presidential candidate who failed for Cruz’s Senate seat in 2018. At the time when reporters were confirming Cruise’s flight to Mexico, O’Rourke was posting about his and others’ wellness checks. that day.
Ezra Levine, a former congressional employee and co-founder of the nonprofit progressive nonprofit, returned to the post of Erikson, noting that all congressional offices have a large constituent services branch.
“During local crises the office part gets busy and the member can connect in person,” Levin wrote.
The extent of Cruise’s personal involvement appears to be warning his constituents that he himself stayed home before leaving the state.
“If you can stay at home, don’t go out on the streets.” Don’t put ice at risk, “he said in a radio The interview on Monday. “We could lose more than 100 people in Texas this week, so don’t put it at risk. Protect your family. Just stay home and hug your children. “
In a statement Thursday afternoon, Cruz said he was taking his daughters on vacation.
“With school canceled this week, asking our girls to take a trip with friends,” he said. “Wanting to be a good father, I flew with him last night and am flying back this afternoon. My employees and I are constantly communicating with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. ”
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