Text messages from wife Heidi Cruz inviting neighbors to join them in Cancún to escape the brutal weather were leaked to the press.
Senator Ted Cruz has been making headlines in recent times, and not for good reasons at all. According to Newsweek, Sen. Cruz was seen boarding a flight to Cancun, Mexico, while millions of Texans were left without water, heat, or electricity during a winter storm. His explanation for his actions was that like millions of other Texans, “our family lost heat and water,” too. Sen. Cruz also said that he was doing everything he could to ensure the safety of fellow Texans. "My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas."
Just drove by Ted Cruz’s house in Houston. His lights are off but a neighbor told me the block got its power back last night. Also, Ted appears to have left behind the family poodle. pic.twitter.com/TmLyGQkASy— Michael Hardy (@mkerrhardy) February 18, 2021
"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." Michael Hardy, a reporter with NY Mag, decided to head over to Cruz's home to check if his claims of not having water or electricity were true. "A neighbor informed me that the block had indeed lost power before finally getting it back late Wednesday night," confirmed Hardy. Sen. Cruz's story about not having electricity checked out, but that's when Hardy noticed a white dog staring through the door from inside the dark home. He tweeted his speculations, and chaos ensued across the internet in response to the dog being left home.
So, Ted basically abandoned all of his constituents and his family's dog to freeze to death while he, Heidi and the kids jetted off to Cancun for fun in the sun... Sounds about right.— Filmore Cox (@FilmoreCox) February 19, 2021
Hardy encountered a man at the home who identified himself as a security guard. "When asked who was taking care of the dog, the guard volunteered that he was. Reassured of the dog’s well-being, I returned to my car." A spokesperson for Cruz said that the dog never was in danger. "Contrary to the liberal media's reports, Snowflake was not left alone and was never in peril, unlike the thousands of senior citizens in New York," the spokesperson said. While it was a crappy move to leave a dog alone, it's a good thing that the security offered to take care of Snowflake, a rescue dog. In a 2014 Facebook post, Cruz wrote that Snowflake "has made two little girls unbelievably happy." After facing severe flak for his insensitive decision, Cruz allegedly cut his vacation short and came back Thursday.
What a horrible fate to be Ted Cruz's dog.— JRehling (@JRehling) February 18, 2021
In fact, he even tried to gain sympathy from the public by telling them that he was only chaperoning his daughters on a vacation with their friends and had planned to return the next day. “Look, it was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it. I was trying to be a dad,” Cruz said, according to Refinery 29. In an initial statement on Thursday, according to PEOPLE, Cruz justified his travel plans: "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." He then added that he started to have “second thoughts” as soon as he boarded the plane to Mexico intent on a few days of remote work in the sun.
What? Really? Just when you thought this guy couldn’t be any worse. I think that they should swap. Send the dog to play on the beach and leave that guy in the freezing cold house with no food.— RCFL (@rcfl290) February 19, 2021
“The plan had been to stay through the weekend with the family,” he said. “On the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our families,” Cruz said. “But I also have a responsibility that I take very seriously of fighting for the state of Texas.” However, it was reported that his check-in luggage was way too big for a trip that was supposed to last just one day, and New York Times revealed messages from his wife Heidi Cruz, stating that their house was "FREEZING", and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Heidi Cruz also invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where they had stayed “many times."
I'm realizing that @heidicruz is as horrific as her husband. You know, the guy who wouldn't defend her from being called ugly. Concern that the 2 daughters are being groomed into little Ivankas.— GBGB (@gsb1158) February 19, 2021
The whole damned family is useless, walking away and leaving the dog.
Heidi Cruz shared messages to the group text chain of neighbors to let them know that she and her family were staying with friends to keep warm. The messages then took a swift turn as she offered an invitation to get away. “Anyone can or want to leave for the week?” she wrote. “We may go to Cancún.” She hinted about the upcoming travel plans by suggesting a “direct flight” and “hotels w capacity. Seriously.” Heidi Cruz then went on to share details for a Wednesday afternoon departure, a Sunday return trip, and a luxurious stay at the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton. Cruz has now joined a long line of neglectful politicians whose public slip-ups may cost him the future of his political career.
To be clear - I absolutely think his trip to Cancun was inexcusable, I just think the dog being at home isn't a big deal.— KTF96 (@KTF96) February 19, 2021