Senator Ted Cruz wanted to show that he was committed to helping Texans struggle as the deep freeze caused power outages and pipeline ruptures across the state. As a result, the senator has been trying to get rid of criticism after harassing Cancun last week after the suffering of voters. He posted a photo of himself on Twitter with water from several cars on it. One photo even showed him shaking hands with a person. “#TexasStrong,” he wrote in a tweet.
Before tweeting, several Democratic leaders offered their views on how they helped Texas when Cruz went to Cancun. And many people on social media have not bought it, describing Cruz’s photographic work too little, too late, and obviously an attempt to restore its image. “I am in Ted Cruise’s Senate office so happy that someone finally instructed him on how to fake compassion, humanity, and create the illusion that he cares about him being elected,” said Melissa Ryan, who has served as a Democratic digital strategist. Someone pointed out that the CDC recommends that everyone isolate themselves after seven days of travel.
Cruz admitted that the trip to Cancun was “obviously wrong” and said “I will not do it afterwards.” Cruz said that he tried to be a “good dad” but realized it was a mistake, so he changed the return flight. Initially, the senator tried to say that he planned to leave his family only, but later admitted that he had changed flights and returned earlier than planned. United Airlines is investigating who leaked the data, which showed that Cruz changed the return flight after all the backlash on social media. United Airlines said in a statement: “Sharing our customers’ personal information violates United Airlines’ policy and we are investigating this incident.”
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