After it grew to become clear that Ted Cruz was not going to have the ability to fly to Cancún unnoticed in the midst of Texas’s state of emergency, the Republican lawmaker put out an announcement that he apparently believed would quell a lot of the criticism he was on the receiving finish of: The journey was his 10- and 12-year-old daughters’ concept. Even when that rationalization had really been the reality, it seemingly wouldn’t have had the impact Cruz hoped for since blaming the entire thing on his younger kids simply made him appear like a shitty dad. However, after all, the “My children made me do it!” line was a lie, which Cruz was caught in simply hours later, after somebody in Heidi Cruz’s group chat leaked incriminating messages to the press revealing that, really, Heidi had advised a bunch of pals and neighbors that they had been “freezing” and that rooms on the Ritz-Carlton had been $309 an evening—a fantastic deal, particularly contemplating they’d be staying there Wednesday night time by means of Sunday afternoon. A number of days after the actual fact, and a few shameless picture ops pretending to care about his constituents since, has Cruz realized the error of his methods? Does he get why folks had been indignant? Does he see that he—and he alone, not his underage, unelected kids—f–ked up, large time? After all not! That is Ted Cruz we’re speaking about.
As a substitute, he’d recognized the actual pricks on this entire story and it’s apparently the individuals who shared his spouse‘s textual content messages with reporters, thereby blowing up his spot. Talking to the Ruthless podcast, Ted stated that Heidi is “fairly pissed” that somebody violated the sacred belief of the group chat. Seemingly suggesting that whoever despatched the messages to the press have to be a impolite, heartless liberal, versus simply somebody disgusted along with his hypocrisy and lies, Ted advised the hosts: “We’ve received a quantity Republicans who’re neighbors, however we even have quite a few Democrats, you recognize, people on our avenue who put up Beto [O’Rourke] indicators [when I was running for reelection], which I assumed was somewhat impolite. However I didn’t, like, maintain a victory social gathering of their entrance yards after we gained. It’s an indication of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and simply…you recognize, right here’s a suggestion, simply don’t be assholes. Deal with one another as human beings, have a point, some modicum of respect.”
Insisting that abandoning hundreds of thousands of his constituents—a few of whom had been suspected of freezing to demise—in the midst of an epic disaster was not really his fault however the fault of his haters is a line that Ted has been workshopping over the previous few days. Final week, he blamed the web and “the media” for his woes, accusing his critics of spewing “venom and vitriol.” Final night time throughout an interview with Sean Hannity, he claimed that he’s receiving unhealthy press for fleeing the nation as a result of the press “is affected by Trump withdrawal, the place they’ve attacked Trump daily for 4 years, they don’t know what to do. So that they obsess over my taking my ladies to the seashore.” Apparently if you’re Ted Cruz, it by no means as soon as crosses your thoughts that you simply’re one of the vital hated folks in America due to all of the repulsive belongings you say and do, which, for these of you maintaining at dwelling embrace, simply within the final two months: jetting off to Mexico when the individuals who elected him have neither warmth nor water; serving to incite a violent riot that left 5 folks useless; and, we assume, taking part in Sweet Crush on his cellphone whereas an individual who helped cease the January 6 violence that, once more, he helped trigger testified earlier than Congress:
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