It was as if Ted Cruz had suddenly become the Governor of Texas.
The Texas senator had gotten his family the hell out of dodge and deposited this kids safely at a resort in Cancun. This drew the vapors from people who want Cruz and his family to suffer always. Forever. To the end of time.
Reuters has acquired a photo of Ted Cruz at the Cancun airport today on his way back to Texas.
Notice how he’s wearing a mask with the Texas State flag on it. pic.twitter.com/Tdl6msfPBx
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 18, 2021
It was an entirely relatable sentiment by Cruz and what parent would want their kids to suffer for its own sake? Just to placate a bloodthirsty mob whose desire for vengeance on Republicans and normal Americans who defy them can never be sated?
Nonetheless, the usual suspects in the lamestream news media flooded the Internet with breathless reports seemingly bewildered at how the senator could so cruelly and callously abandon the people of Texas in the freezing-ass cold.
They showed footage of his flight:
WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz returns to Houston after trip to Cancun pic.twitter.com/38vvUMI5ao
— The Hill (@thehill) February 18, 2021
They tracked him at the airport:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz checks into a flight at Cancun’s airport a day after flying there with family while his state suffers power and water failures from a winter storm. CBS News confirms Cruz originally booked his return flight for Saturday, but it was changed Thursday morning pic.twitter.com/sp9fPiwPDW
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 18, 2021
It was as if Ted Cruz had suddenty become the “most interesting man in the world.”
The vilification was relentless. It was hysterical. And it accomplished its purpose.
It distracted America from much more newsworthy subjects, such as Pelosi appointing a complete partisan hack for a general, the downward spiraling Cuomo and Newsom administrations, and Biden’s lies and miscommunication on the pandemic.
This is also coming from the same media that yawns when Joe Biden plays Mario Kart with his daughter over President’s Day weekend, while the vice president takes calls with heads of state. Yet it shames a senator who cares about getting his children away from needless suffering? No one should buy the feigned outrage.
But now, even Politico admits that the entire thing was a farce. This comes by way of the National Pulse’s editor Raheem Kassam:
Wow, Politico dares defend Cruz. pic.twitter.com/XioinzgdRv
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) February 19, 2021
“In Cruz’s defense, the situation in Texas was much improved Thursday, through the big concern went from power outages to water safety, per the AP: ‘In Texas on Thursday, about 325,000 homes and businesses remained without power, down from about 3 million a day earlier, though utility officials said limited rolling blackouts were still possible.”
Here’s the kicker, though.
“Also in Cruz’s defense, The Texas Tribune notes that Cruz and his Texas colleague John Cornyn had requested and received a federal disaster declaration, which is the main thing a senator is good for at this stage (though other electeds are doing a lot more).”
Nonetheless, Senator Cruz has apologized. “I was trying to be a Dad,” he said… credibly.
"It was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn't have done it. I was trying to be a Dad," Sen. Ted Cruz says after receiving criticism for flying to Mexico with his family during a major winter storm in Texas. pic.twitter.com/y8x22DxTgA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 19, 2021
There you have it. Ted Cruz should not have apologized.
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