Ted Cruz’s Cancun trip spurs criticism from Texas officials
Texas lawmakers on Feb. 18 reacted to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Tex.) trip to Cancun while Texas residents faced widespread power outages. Read more: wapo.st/3uez5Ur. Subscribe to The Washington Post on UZload: wapo.st/2QOdcqK
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  • Mason James
    Mason James

    Please...but it was ok Swalwell was banging a chinese spy, or pelosi getting hair done, Newsome out to dinner during shutdown....they all do crap

  • Sigurat M
    Sigurat M

    did khamenei the chief dictator of iran buy Washington post?

  • Ruth Perez
    Ruth Perez

    Don't worry about Ted Cruz, worry about the person signing all those executive orders.

  • just me
    just me

    The Sniveler" Doppleganger SubPar

  • Jim Shreve
    Jim Shreve

    Everybody lets send ted some FROZEN "Texas Toast"

  • A i GOD
    A i GOD


  • p p.
    p p.

    Is he quarantining after his return?? No, wasn't he passing out water in a photo op to look good. I don't think that worked.

  • Arturio A. Assman
    Arturio A. Assman

    Texas frozen over from like an open window room/ Teddy Boy shrugs his shoulders & galavants to Cancun / now he's got Mariachis blowing trumpets in full bloom / "Sorry folks." Teddy says "I 'll be returning soon

  • David Smith
    David Smith

    I think it was probably someone from ANTIFA impersonating Ted Cruz. Snakes on a plane. Fake news, that usually a good get out or draining the swamp maybe?

  • akbarmohammed4eva

    Ted Cruz went to Cancun because the Rich doesn't care about the Poor Dirty ppl who's Freezing and Starving to Death.

  • mike jones
    mike jones

    "build that wall" "build that wall" says the people of Mexico.

  • mike jones
    mike jones

    Says more about the people who voted for him.

  • Vvienne Lenk
    Vvienne Lenk

    can't there be a recall vote???

  • Pe Vo
    Pe Vo

    Maybe he thought he was Tom Cruz and was auditioning for Top Gun 3 - Maverick Retires

  • Pe Vo
    Pe Vo

    Don’t forget America revolted against England to get rid of being ruled by people EXACTLY like this ... people are people no matter where you go

  • charles Mendoza
    charles Mendoza

    He even blamed his own daughters..

  • george p
    george p

    Cruz should resign

  • June Hamilton
    June Hamilton

    Oh BIG POOP So the man went on vacation, Big Farts who wouldn't want to escape, be honest..

  • Nychelle Brewer
    Nychelle Brewer

    When your grade-school-aged daughters can suggest a trip to Cancun with some friends the night before, and you say "Sure why not?" But of course their mother's not fit for a chaperone on her own.

  • Rhetoric

    I don't care about Cruz...talk about the Feb. 14 request to increase power output, the DOE Order # 202-21-1 response citing environmental issues, and ERCOTS subsequent decision regarding the environmental issues.

  • Clifford A. Wheeler
    Clifford A. Wheeler

    ...........I'm not sure I see a problem with the good Sen. escorting his wife and kids to Cancun...........at least he turned around, came right back, and solved the problems in Texas............

  • Galatians 3:26 - 29
    Galatians 3:26 - 29

    Pointless news.

  • Joshua Camarena
    Joshua Camarena

    We were 200,000 votes away from getting Beto. Get out and vote next time! This is on you, the young, black, latinx population. Let's get Texas to turn blue. We can make change if we start participating. Let's get those old crusty white men out of office. There are enough of us to control every policy if we vote.

  • J

    Ah- gotta love that classic American individualism where nothing is ever your fault or responsibility, blame is passed around like a hot potato, there’s no sense of altruism, and if you point it out- you’re infringing on someone’s rights. 🙄 so sad for you people.

  • Mike K
    Mike K

    Are the fine journalists and editors at the Washington Post still ignoring Cuomo's horrific handling and cover up of thousands of elderly nursing home deaths in New York? Disgusting that they still call themselves journalists.

  • Mike Potrero
    Mike Potrero

    Forgive him! Or you are not a true Christian. ❤ ✝ 🇺🇸

  • Duny Roa
    Duny Roa

    In reality Ted was busy making deals with Mexico in preparation for Texas secession and new world order.

  • Fidel Ca
    Fidel Ca

    Don't BUY "Motorola" because it belongs to Chinese Communist Party. Don't go to AMC Theatre also. It's a CCP own. These are all spy devices. DemonCrats allowed them to be infiltrated to America because they hate America.

  • Roger Chan
    Roger Chan

    Senator Cruz, you got caught trying to go on a vacation during a power crisis.....lmao....u must think we're idiots....

  • cartwright420able

    It was all crazy Heidi's fault. He should dump that ditzy broad.

  • Phil

    Look look at this super NICE Fancy airport Cancun Mexico MEXICO !!! better Nicer than anything we got in USA !!! Wakeup! Wakeup !! America... only rich Rich poscraps like crudbagCruz can afford flying to Cancun Mexico winter vaca.. Get him OUTahere Farfatpos of course flying 1st Class too !

  • Ghia Ferrari
    Ghia Ferrari

    Of course they will highlight Cruz trip to distract people away from Biden's failures since day 1.

  • Lisa

    I must have missed the Cuomo video exposing the horrible things he has done. FAKE NEWS

  • Phil

    What a superfataholePOS richRichRich rich RICH pos just Resign getfknOutNoww ! GET OUT !!!!!!!

  • T. M
    T. M

    they are deleting downvotes

  • whattheworld

    Family trip bigger than Emmy Murderer Award Winner🧐

  • Aaron Swafford
    Aaron Swafford

    He flew over the wall he loves to leave his state in the dust. Pathetic parental role models. Be a man and not use your young girls as your shield.

    • Arturio A. Assman
      Arturio A. Assman

      It's what politicians do.

  • SoftwareUpdate

    I hate the criticism for this guy. He just needs a break after trying to overthrow America

  • Donald Chump
    Donald Chump

    coward Abbott needs to grow a spine.. oops never mind.

  • Oguzhan Ozturk
    Oguzhan Ozturk

    I started reading about this whole situation. I am legitimately wondering the answer to, is everybody angry with this guy for flying to Cancun while this emergency is happening home or flying to Cancun instead of addressing the power issue at home? Does he even have any capacity to fix this power issue? I am not being sarcastic I am literally curious to the cause of the anger. Thank you.

    • Rusty Key
      Rusty Key

      Ted Cruz represents Texas on a federal level. This is a state issue for state representatives. No I don't think Cruz is trained in working on the electrical grid. Not sure about the cause of the anger. Snowflakes I guess, a bunch of Karens.

  • roundedges2

    Hahaha. Teds not allowed to leave the state until he makes the sun shine hahaha!! What a bunch of morons these Dems

    • 💥

      Read what Beto did for the state while your do nothing ted flew off for a vacation. And there are more than left and right in this game. It appears in your blindness you didn’t think of that.

  • J

    Republican does something selfish and stupid. Defenses: 1. Deflect and point out an unrelated, usually incorrect, action a dem has taken. 2. Blame the media.

    • GD Exodus
      GD Exodus

      Step 3: Tell people about “Jewish space lasers”

  • baby slushy
    baby slushy

    Dont come back to Texas. It was the same , even when you went away. I hope you miss your exit , and drive through the lone star state. Even tho he flew in 🤣 it was catchy in my head -v-.

  • Manidoo Wilkie
    Manidoo Wilkie

    AOC is a congresswoman and raised 1 million dollars for relief efforts. Beto lost against Cruz and set up a phone bank to help determine what supplies elderly folks need during the outage Cruz is not some poverty striken nobody. People not as powerful Cruz have done more to help out Texans then he did.

    • 💥

      Sadly some of the people who live in Texas are more intelligent than others. They voted for Beto. The others wear hick hats and carry guns to make up for their lack of smarts. Why does it take a crisis before those they wake up?

  • John K
    John K

    Jesus Christ saves from sin. Romans 3: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Hebrews 9: 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Isaiah 64: 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Revelation 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Romans 5: 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10: 9-10. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Jesus said John 5: 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 1John 5: 10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Romans 8: 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ................................................................................................................................................................................................

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  • Barbara Logsdon
    Barbara Logsdon

    I bet Cancun Ted really had the suffering and freezing people at heart while cruzing Cancun. The GOP and the Republican Party is nothing more than a nonfunctional human garbage landfill.

  • J

    “If you couldn’t care less about your job or the people who gave you your job, put your hands in the air and say oh yeah!” Cruz: oh yeah! 👐

    • Jazzy V
      Jazzy V

      @J Bold of you to assume he did not help out.. I’m not going to assume anything. But as a Texan, I don’t need a photo op from my Senator “helping out” or “police escorting him around “helping”. This whole thing is misplaced anger. This falls on the electrical companies Ill prepared for a weather phenomenon that hasn’t occurred in parts of Texas since the 80’s. Add to that the influx of new residents from other states like Cali to the mix and you get what happened.

    • J

      @Jazzy V why don’t you look up what other people outside of tx have done to help the citizens there before you make another stupid comment.

    • Jazzy V
      Jazzy V

      Funny I didn’t know Cruz was a power grid expert or electrician 🤷🏻‍♀️ damn the more you know

  • MJ

    It's always been Ted 1st, his billionaire donors 2nd, his family 3rd and his constituents last so Ted is just being Ted.

  • Iain Bryden
    Iain Bryden

    Agreed, Cruz can stay in Cancun since he’s useless in Texas.

    • Corina Daschievici
      Corina Daschievici

      I'm sure you're the useless one moron!

  • 000998poi

    Republicunts are the absolute worst, hypocritical, monsters.

  • J Gilmo
    J Gilmo

    Hey Texas, you suck doo doo!

  • 💥

    Yep rehearsed. Still lying ted.

  • J

    Who cares- He’s just as useless in Mexico as he is in Texas.

  • Julie Findley
    Julie Findley

    This has nothing to do with being a republican. Some on here made it that way. Name calling and judging is an intimidation tactic that doesn’t work anymore, it’s overused and amounts to gaslighting. You haven’t made your case for attacking Cruz.

    • 💥

      His lips are moving, we rest.

  • Judy Kinsman
    Judy Kinsman

    It just never occurs to Republican lawmakers that they work for the American public.

  • Karen V
    Karen V

    He is deplorable.

  • Karen V
    Karen V


  • Pat

    Does he know he is a liar?

  • Terrence D.
    Terrence D.

    Dumb liberals, Ted Cruz is the best!!

    • 💥

      Best at fooling u.

  • Edith Glover
    Edith Glover

    He deserves a vacation

    • 💥

      By the looks of him,🙄👎I think not

  • XDSDDLord

    Governor: "I don't know about people's travel plans." Literally everyone: "Well sir you were just informed of them. So what do you think about it?" Govn'r: "What were you saying? Sorry I was too busy working hard." Everyone: "Working hard unlike Ted Cruz?" Gov: "Ted who? Listen I really don't have time to talk about other people's business." Every single person: "How much time did you just waste dodging four questions instead of just answering the first one?" Gov: "First of all, you only asked three, and second I've been working all this time." Society: "We just assumed you'd dodge the fourth like you did, and we can see you, unless working means dodging questions you haven't been working." Gov: "Okay folks I think we're done here, no more questions."

  • Donald Chump
    Donald Chump

    Lying Ted to Texas.. "wish you were here" 🏖️

  • Suzanne Berry
    Suzanne Berry

    Dear Texas, I can’t think of a thing I should do for you in this emergency. Maybe Beto can help, [Signed] Teddy.

    • B Rad
      B Rad

      This the editors for MSM. “Cuomo is getting caught mass murdering senior citizens! Quick, talk about something stupid and irrelevant because we have the dumbest supporters and they will totally ignore MASS MURDERING of SENIOR CITIZENS if we just say something bad about a conservative. Quick, anything, who cares what it is, these idiots will eat it up anyways!.” Democrats and their supporters are terrible people. Imagine being a woman and mad at a parent for doing right by their children and making sure they are safe. You are a horrible human. You attack a father for caring about his own children simply because MSM told you too. You are a disgusting human.

  • Jeremy Jones
    Jeremy Jones

    The media right on time to try and control the narrative. It wasn't the frozen windmills right down the road from me that were clearly not moving but the frozen gas lines that I waited in to fill my bottles up. Burn the media to warm the American sounds like a plan.

    • Donald Chump
      Donald Chump

      quit whining loser and take a trip to sunny Mexico 🏖️ = 😂😅🤣

  • 白熊慧志

    Why do Texans, indeed Americans in general, have such low expectations of their government? I get that the GOP has been the part of zombie Reaganism for the past two decades, but damn. I hope y'all realize just how singular your country is in not expecting your government to actually govern.

  • A 90skid
    A 90skid

    Texans now : omgg what a jerk 😱🤬🤬 Texans in next election : ok lemme vote for Ted 😍😌

    • gaijinblow

      Sadly that is the truth. After Trump left, it's like they forgot about the Capitol storming.


    TED CRUZ just erased what ground he made taking on Twitter

  • First Choice
    First Choice


  • Hippie Dachshunds
    Hippie Dachshunds

    The party of personal responsibility...blame your daughters for your poor decisions.

    • 💥

      It was his daughter’s idea 🙄. His mouth wanted more fried meat.

  • Adidas Love
    Adidas Love

    What did people expect from Ted Cruz?

    • 💥

      Nothing and that is exactly what they got.

  • Discuholic

    He drop his kids like a responsible father. what is wrong with that, the news need to focus in important and horribles things that happen in this country

  • Angie Black
    Angie Black

    Lying Self-serving Ted Cruz...the hell with Texas voters, they can freeze while Ted is sipping margaritas in Cancun.

  • Evon Moore
    Evon Moore

    HIS daughter TRIP was more IMPORTANT than the PEOPLE.... How are these people being VOTED in OFFICE ?? How MANY MORE LIES are he GONNA TELL....WOW !

  • Eric Brucker
    Eric Brucker

    All that business can be done over phone calls or emails. Which it is anyway. So, why does it matter where he was at?

  • Dr. Remulack
    Dr. Remulack

    Should anyone be flying for fun during a pandemic?

  • Al Jirou
    Al Jirou

    Meanwhile, Biden excuses China's slavery as a "cultural difference" on national TV and the "compassionate" Democrats who "deeply care about Texans" say jack squat. That is, of course, when they're not off prosecuting the guy who filmed their abortion mills confessing to selling baby parts to buy Lamborghini's.

    • Donald Chump
      Donald Chump

      You're defending the undefendable loser 🤬

  • Al Jirou
    Al Jirou

    Hey Dems! Here's a thought! Why don't you focus on criminal Cuomo who tried to cover up killing grandmothers and grandfathers? Oh that's right. You're total hyprocrites as always. Nevermind. Asked and answered.

    • Donald Chump
      Donald Chump

      Another trumpanzee troll deflection alert.

  • Al Jirou
    Al Jirou

    Awwww... Isn't it cute that the transparent Democrats are pretending to be mad at Ted Cruz and using the media to turn Texans against him since he supports President Trump and was willing to call them our for stealing the election?

  • Ab

    Isn't he a patriot?

  • Al Jirou
    Al Jirou

    What morons are criticizing this? Like he needs to be in Texas to help Texas. LOL. What a joke. You people treat Cancun like it's in a third-world country without cell phones and computers.

  • Poppy

    Ya get what you (vote) pay for.

  • Rosalyn Yu
    Rosalyn Yu

    He cares about democracy in Hong Kong more than people in Texas for sure

  • Justice For All
    Justice For All

    People freezing, can't get food or water and the senator they elected was going to Mexico for a warm vacation. Their governor AND Lt. governor publicly said that Texans should be proud to die in order to open their economy during the Covid issue. Then they lied about how the state got to where it is on their watch. The DICK Perry said Texans would rather die than accept Federal help. In the meantime even gun violence has escalated there. It seems to me Texans got exactly what they voted for.

  • James Savignon
    James Savignon

    Don't worry. Maybe the Mexicans will pay for his flight 🤣

  • Modest, ca 2-0 acquitted
    Modest, ca 2-0 acquitted

    Question do you think. Ted Cruz should resign because the news media told you or because you actually he should. I'm guessing the latter.

  • Dennis Hein
    Dennis Hein

    Give me a break. He took his kids to a vacation. He didn’t want them traveling alone. The democrats did nothing but try impeaching Trump from the time he entered office. They did nothing for the people of this country and plenty of people needed help through the democratic lockdowns. They did nothing but fight what Trump was trying to do.

  • Bo Em
    Bo Em

    Aaaaand here is an f-ing CNN spinning its own agenda. Hey, what about Cuomo hiding mommy dear during the pandemia, away from the nursing homes which he turned into death factories? But I guess Fredo won't allow CNN to talk about it. Just like the humbug of a Wizard of Oz. Cruz dropped off his kid, came back to deal with a catastrophe of a century. Boo-hooo CNN, it's not working!

  • Heng Kong
    Heng Kong


  • Judy D
    Judy D

    Resigned CRUZ

  • Jay Love
    Jay Love

    Well governor of Texas just watch your local news and you will know exactly what's going on with Ted Cruz.

  • Hãi triều Dâng
    Hãi triều Dâng

    This chanel is just want to destroy all Americans who aren’t democrat. The poisonous media!

  • zinxeb

    Read that he left his little dog in his cold house. Was there anyone there to take care of it while he and his family were vacationing in Cancun?

    • Valerie Douglas
      Valerie Douglas

      Did his pipes burst in his house? His dog was fine. Did the dog have bedding? Does his dog have fur? Are you inventing danger when there wasn’t any?

  • Dee-Dee M
    Dee-Dee M

    Who cares if he went to Cancun or anywhere else! He is hard working and the stupid Dems will find fault with every republican!!

  • fab42355

    Should just stay there and resign 🤐

  • Yolanda72

    He lied! Abbot aka Don Quixote lied about windmills/turbines! Dan Patrick just went on GMA3 and lied about the power grid! Do we have any honest Republican politicians in texas? Sheesh! 😒

  • Infanity

    Yes because you should take your daughters to a trip to another country when the people in your state are hurting, I love being from Texas 🤦

  • Henry Duke
    Henry Duke

    You need to resign sorry sorry sorry

  • Joe Grenner
    Joe Grenner

    Why would the DNC give 50+million people citizenship and the right to vote in 8 years when Biden said we won’t have full employment for another 10 years, his Medicare for all numbers aren’t based on 50 million new citizens and the DNC offers UBI? The DNC makes their voters look stupid. Think about it.

  • Thomas

    Ted is seeking better lives for his daughters and wife in Mexico even Trump’s wall can’t stop them!

  • Wind Breaker
    Wind Breaker

    There's billions of people going to Cancun and you guys are really going to make a big deal over this. This pure politics. This happened after the height of the pandemic scare. Not during