Ted Cruz has had a fairly indefensible yr up to now. The Texas lawmaker started 2021 by supporting Donald Trump’s election lie.

The senator’s house state is at present encountering an unprecedented winter storm. Quite a lot of folks have died and hundreds of thousands don’t have any energy. Nonetheless, Cruz selected to fly to Cancun final evening within the midst of the disaster.

Cruz’s conduct was so egregious, actually, that Fox’s Jesse Watters lit into him throughout an episode of The 5. Watters told viewers, “I imply that is form of day one stuff for those who’re a politician. If there’s a climate catastrophe in your state, you don’t go on a tropical trip.”

One other Conservative pundit, Meghan McCain, additionally had harsh phrases for Cruz. The View co-host remarked, “I’m positive there’s going to be a whole lot of media ready, asking questions, however to actually flee your own home state whereas individuals are freezing to dying to go to Cancun may be very Marie Antoinette. One of many worst optics I may provide you with in an period the place there’s been a whole lot of unhealthy political optics.”

That’s to not say that Cruz didn’t have his defenders. Sean Hannity purchased into Cruz’s pathetic try and blame his daughter for the journey. He told his radio viewers, “By the best way, Ted Cruz solely escorted his daughter on a visit to Cancun as a father. You could be a father and a senator on the identical time, and he’s turning round and coming proper again to Texas. Good grief.”