Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ted Cruz Confirms He Flew to Mexico as Texans Grappled With Power Outages

Ted Cruz as he was on the way to Cancun.

As they say in the political business, the optics aren't good here.

Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that he traveled to Cancun, Mexico, as millions of Texas residents were without power amid blackouts from the freezing weather, reports The Washington Post.

In a statement, the Texas Republican said he flew with his daughters Wednesday and would be returning Thursday amid an uproar and calls to resign over the family trip.

“With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon,” Cruz said.

Of course, it isn't clear what exactly Cruz is expected to do back in Texas.

Although his being a politician, maybe some are thinking he can use political hot air to unfreeze a windmill field or two.

Demonstrating the hot air he can create under pressure, he went on:

“This has been an infuriating week for Texans,” he said, adding “the greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses. Our homes are freezing and our lights are out.”

“Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too,” he added.

“My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas,” he continued. “We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.”




  1. Stay in Mexico. Take the rest of the federal government and all the illegals with you.

    1. But if he takes the illegal with him, where RW get all of that 'muh cheap labor' and $5/day errand running slaves? Let us not forget everyone of these 'illegals' is a natural libertarian carrying their Road to Sefdom books and implement limited government.

  2. The life of a crony is a beautiful thing to behold. Err ... how do I get to be a crony?

  3. Good for you Ted, maybe all that green energy hype will be seen for what it is.

  4. What, exactly, is he supposed to do that would get the power back on? If I lived there and had the ability to leave, I would've gone too.
    This stems from pure envy, like most of the carping from the Left. I'm sure no matter what shape or form his advantages had taken, he'd be excoriated. if he'd had a more powerful generator or more blankets with which to keep warm, he'd have been condemned too.

    1. I totally agree. What is he supposed to do in the moment? Hop in a cherrypicker and start working on power lines? This stems from people looking to politicians as saviors.
      As a Texan this seems like a hysterical nothing burger to me.

  5. And as Brion McClanahan would note, this should have nothing to do with the general government, and expecting Cruz to do something only perpetuates that issue.

  6. Did he go to a Mexican fat farm?

  7. Obama was able to fly to Hawaii with his beastly 'wife' Michael over last Christmas; no outrage from the usual suspects over that one.