Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has come under fire for traveling to the Mexican travel destination Cancun amid his state’s ongoing weather crisis, and leftists are gleefully using the “scandal” to call for his resignation.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said Cruz’s decision to fly to Mexico during a time when millions of Texans are stranded without power “disturbing and disappointing,” declaring that he should resign or be expelled from office for “jetting off to Mexico while Texans remain dying in the cold.”
The Texas Democratic Party calls on Ted Cruz to resign or be expelled from office. Barring that, we will put all of the resources we have into defeating him and every Texas Republican who abandoned us in this disaster, including Governor [Greg] Abbott and Lieutenant Governor [Dan] Patrick, in 2022 and 2024. We are in a battle for the soul of our state. We must restore ethics, competence, and a government that works for the people.
Of course, the Democratic leader couldn’t resist the urge to reveal his real motive behind pouncing on Cruz’s lapse in judgment, attacking Cruz for challenging the election certification vote on January 6.
Leftists have been on the warpath against Cruz since early January for daring to stand up against the mob and object to the electoral vote certification, and the poor optics of Cruz’s trip to Cancun provide the perfect opportunity to revive calls to get him out of office for good.
Cruz, for his part, flew back to Houston just 24 hours after leaving for Mexico, admitting that it was a mistake to leave while his constituents suffered.
The mainstream media and Democrats continue to fixate on the gaffe, however, and Cruz is not likely to live this one down for quite some time.