Senator Ted Cruz clapped back using humor at the media’s incessant politicization and nastiness concerning his Cancun trip by admonishing them to not be such jerks, loosen up, and to have some respect.
Cruz did an interview for the “Ruthless Podcast,” Josh Holmes’ podcast. He is the former chief of staff and campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). In the interview, Cruz addressed the Texas energy crisis, his wife Heidi, their poodle Snowflake, and of course, the Zodiac Killer.
The Texan senator shrugged off the swirling maelstrom around him concerning the Mexico jaunt where he took his daughters to Cancun at their request. Cruz returned to Texas in an approximate 24-hour turnaround. But it was just long enough for the media to pounce and come unglued with faux outrage.
With tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek Cruz resurrected the Zodiac Killer meme: “I haven’t had this much negative press coverage since Northern California in the 1960s,” he snarked.
Cruz was also asked in the podcast if he was looking into who leaked a group chat where his wife, Heidi, allegedly invited friends to stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún with them in the non-scandal. Those texts were leaked to Business Insider and The New York Times.
“I will say, Heidi was pretty pissed at that,” Cruz verified. “She was actually over at the neighbor’s house yesterday, sort of walking through that… We have a number of Republicans who are neighbors but we also have a lot of Democrats, folks on our streets who put up Beto signs, which I thought was a little rude.”
Cruz excoriated the media for publishing pics of his wife in her bikini on the beach. “I will tell you THAT she is pissed about,” he stated.
Cruz commented that the whole silly blow-up was “a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty” things are.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells @RuthlessPodcast his wife Heidi is “pretty pissed” about the leaked Cancun texts:
“It's a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and just … Here’s a suggestion, just don’t be assholes. Just treat each other as human beings.” pic.twitter.com/ANtsOFmkfu
— The Recount (@therecount) February 23, 2021
In pure Cruz fashion, he imparted some very good advice for his detractors: “Here’s a suggestion: Just don’t be a**holes. Like, just, you know, treat each other as human beings have some degree, some modicum of respect.” He also said that those that are outraged about the trip “need to laugh a little bit—you know, loosen up.”
And the senator smacked the media over the whole ‘Snowflake’ conundrum: “Apparently, I fed Snowflake to the wolves,” Cruz mused. “He was home with a dog sitter. The heat was kind of back on. The whole thing is a bit absurd.”
Cruz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday that the media was “obsessed” with his trip to Cancun because they were “suffering from Trump withdrawal.”
The senator worked tirelessly to help prepare Texas for the massive winter storm before it arrived. Now, he’s going after those responsible for obscenely overcharging Texans for power during the storm.
This is WRONG. No power company should get a windfall because of a natural disaster, and Texans shouldn’t get hammered by ridiculous rate increases for last week’s energy debacle.
State and local regulators should act swiftly to prevent this injustice. https://t.co/Qo2e4pwv4z
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 21, 2021
Instead of focusing on how Texas’ energy sources were not winterized and how those in charge of the power grid there are now overcharging their customers, the media is still focused on Ted Cruz’s short flight back and forth to Mexico that he paid for out of his own pocket.
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