As millions of Texans are without power due to poor central planning of the electric grid and an overly optimistic reliance on now-frozen and useless wind turbines, Sen. Ted Cruz left the country for the tropical paradise of Cancun.
Cruz’s office confirmed to the AP that he and his family left the country for a “planned” family trip to Cancun, and, apparently after being discovered, announced he would return immediately.
The sitting U.S. Senator from Texas “went with his family for a long-planned trip to Cancun and was expected to return immediately,” the AP reported, “according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share private conversations.”
National File contacted Cruz’s Senate office to inquire about when he might return from the tropical paradise, and did not receive an immediate response. Cruz’s office also did not respond to the Associated Press.
Cruz, who referred to President Donald Trump as a “pathological liar” during his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, is widely expected to run for president a second time in 2024.
He may face an increasingly difficult time doing so, even as he faces pressure to find a new job, as he barely managed to hold his Senate seat in 2018 against insurgent candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Further complicating Cruz’s presidential aspirations is a recent poll shows Cruz getting a meager 4% of the Republican Party vote, should President Trump run for reelection in 2024. In the poll, President Trump would easily win the Republican Party’s nomination with 53% of the vote. His nearest competition, disgraced Vice President Mike Pence, came in at 12%.
Much of President Trump’s base is also likely to remember that Cruz, despite promising to object to the electoral college certification of six states plagued with credible accusations of widespread voter fraud, completely abandoned his promise and handed the White House to Joe Biden without a fight following the Capitol Hill protests on January 6.