Ted Cruz simply cannot move away from showing off perpetually bad looks after jetting away for an ill-advised Cancun vacation while millions of Texans froze during a catastrophic, mega-power outage. The last we heard from Cruz (after his morphing excuses, none of which could justify leaving even his dog, Snowflake, in the cold), he was hopping mad. He podcasted his anger about those “a**holes” who leaked his wife’s texts about the Mexico getaway, and so, what’s Ted Cruz doing while back at work?
He’s been sitting in the Senate chamber and staring at his phone. Cruz did so while apparently not-listening to former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund during his opening testimony about the MAGA insurrection on the U.S. Capitol that Cruz helped (along with Josh Hawley and Donald Trump) to incite. Here’s Sund talking about how intelligence didn’t warn of the magnitude of the violence that transpired in the January 6 riot, which left at least five people dead, including Officer Brian Sicknick (and two other officers committed suicide after the attack). And here is Ted Cruz, playing on his phone.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on his phone while Former Metropolitan PD Chief of Police Steven Sund testifies about violence at the January 6 Capitol insurrection. pic.twitter.com/vXR1odKmFX
— The Recount (@therecount) February 23, 2021
Via CNN, Sund also called the riot “the worst attack on law enforcement” that he saw during his 30-year career. He described the MAGA insurrectionists as “criminals” who “came prepared for war” and attacked with “fists, pipes, sticks, bats, metal barricades, and flag poles.” Sund added, “I’m sickened by what I witnessed that day.” As for Cruz, he did not appear to be sickened while listening to the testimony. People definitely noticed his behavior and let him have it. Yes, there were Cancun travel jokes, but people were also disgusted at Cruz not seeming to care much at all (except maybe an Expedia deal).
Ted checking his group chat with Heidi https://t.co/c0ZqPM5Adf
— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) February 23, 2021
— For the enrightenment (@kachelme1) February 23, 2021
Flights to Cancun don't look up themselves. https://t.co/X69xVigT6f
— VoteVets (@votevets) February 23, 2021
Them Expedia deals go fast https://t.co/ySk2syfm0i
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) February 23, 2021
"Wanna go to Cancun this weekend?" https://t.co/CxJiwxcpfu
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) February 23, 2021
Planning his next 24hr getaway with the fam
— Chef BoyRC (@RichCalkins4) February 23, 2021
because he was complicit in the attack https://t.co/F8e7lCtjl1
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) February 23, 2021
He’s googling package deals to Cabo. https://t.co/cFykue7noi
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) February 23, 2021
Also, he’s being roasted as the “Last Responder” after his water-dropoff photo op over the weekend. His reputation has never been great, but it’s really in the can these days.