PR catastrophe worsens for Ted Cruz as experiences say senator left canine in freezing house after fleeing to Cancun throughout Texas blackout — RT USA Information
It’s been a foul week for Senator Ted Cruz. Castigated for leaving Texas for sunny Cancun amid a meltdown of the state’s energy grid and a fierce winter storm, the Republican’s mea culpas have solely earned him additional condemnation.
Cruz returned house to Texas on Thursday after he was noticed boarding a airplane to Mexico earlier this week, sparking immediate outrage as critics accused him of abandoning his constituents throughout a disaster. On the time, a significant blizzard had knocked out energy for as many as four million Texans, forcing 1000’s to hunt refuge in shelters and “warming facilities” throughout the state.
Thus far, the senator has issued a number of statements trying to bat away his detractors, explaining that the holiday was taken on the behest of his daughters with the intention to get them out of their chilly, darkish house in Houston. Whereas Cruz urged he had at all times meant to return the subsequent day and was merely performing as a chaperone, his feedback to Fox’s Sean Hannity afterward Thursday evening appeared to stroll again his earlier assertion.
“Final evening, I flew down with them to the seaside, after which I flew again this afternoon,” Cruz mentioned, including that whereas he “initially deliberate to remain by means of the weekend and to work remotely there,” he started to have “second ideas” on the flight and determined to return.
His clarification has been broadly slammed as an try and go blame to his kids and keep away from answering for what Cruz himself agreed was “clearly a mistake.”
Compounding the criticism was a narrative in New York Journal on Thursday evening alleging that Cruz left his poodle – Snowflake – at house whereas he went off to Cancun’s pristine seashores. Journalist Michael Hardy shared a photograph of what he mentioned was Cruz’s pooch, seen staring longingly out his entrance door. Hardy famous that the canine was left within the care of a safety guard.
Simply drove by Ted Cruz’s home in Houston. His lights are off however a neighbor instructed me the block obtained its energy again final evening. Additionally, Ted seems to have left behind the household poodle. pic.twitter.com/TmLyGQkASy
— Michael Hardy (@mkerrhardy) February 18, 2021
I assumed it couldn’t worsen for Ted Cruz then I discovered he ditched his pet poodle at house named Snowflake when he left city
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) February 19, 2021
Textual content messages obtained by the New York Occasions, in the meantime, seem to point out that Cruz’s spouse, Heidi, invited neighbors to affix their household on the getaway. The Occasions, nonetheless, famous that the messages urged a “unexpectedly deliberate journey,” chopping towards a few of the senator’s critics claiming he had at all times meant an extended keep however solely returned after he was noticed.
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