7:25 AM PT — Well, this is rich. Jake Sherman from Punchbowl is reporting Cruz is now on standby at the airport in Cancun trying to get an upgrade on a flight back to Houston, just hours after he landed. Seems the heat is getting to him … and we’re not talking temperature.
There’s only one Texan who’s warm right now, and that’s Texas Senator Ted Cruz … who bolted to Cancun with his family while millions in his state suffer.
Photos show the Republican Senator hanging out in the United Club lounge and boarding a flight to Mexico with his family … an incredible sight as people are literally dying in Cruz’s state just trying to stay warm.
But, it’s true … while millions of his fellow Texans are without power and water and are literally freezing during a winter ice storm, Ted’s off to a Cancun resort for some fun in the sun.
Cruz was already facing criticism this week during the Texas power outages as a tweet resurfaced of him mocking California’s “failed energy policies” when it experienced outages last August.
As for his own state’s power outages, Cruz threw in the towel, tweeting … “I got no defense. A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good. Stay safe!”
Ted might want to start working on a defense while he’s poolside in Mexico.