Twitter Is Not Impressed With Ted Cruz's Questionable CPAC Joke About Cancun

Written by on February 26, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) started his speech at Orlando’s Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) on Friday with a quip about his controversial journey to Cancun throughout final week’s excessive snowstorms in Texas — and Twitter was decidedly unimpressed. 

“God bless CPAC,” Cruz mentioned to a cheering crowd. “I gotta say, Orlando is superior. It’s not as good as Cancun, but it surely’s good.”

Over the course of his speech, Cruz additionally mocked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for carrying mittens throughout President Joe Biden’s inauguration, made gentle of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) issues in regards to the Jan. 6 capitol revolt, and referred to as carrying a couple of face masks as COVID-19 safety — which the CDC has discovered efficient — “dumb.” 

Cruz’s resolution to joke about his journey to Cancun comes after at the very least two dozen individuals within the Houston space died as a result of freezing climate and rolling blackouts throughout the state, together with an 11-year-old boy from Conroe who was a suspected sufferer of hypothermia. 

The senator, who claimed that he made the journey on the request of his daughters, was slammed by either side of the political aisle for jetting to Cancun whereas hundreds of thousands of his constituents had been with out energy. Republicans like former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mentioned that they had no sympathy for Cruz, and the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board penned a scathing piece demanding that he resign. Ocasio-Cortez, in the meantime, raised greater than $5 million in reduction for Texas affected by the storm.

Regardless of this, Cruz appeared prepared to make gentle of his Cancun journey at CPAC. Social media customers had been fast to sentence the senator’s conduct, with some declaring that because the senator was in Orlando, President Biden was surveying the harm in Texas.

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