Ted Cruz is being slammed again after making jokes about his Mexico trip during a conservative conference.
On Friday, during his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz made light of his trip to Cancun amid the severe Texas snowstorm that occurred nearly two weeks ago. The storm may be the costliest disaster in the state’s history, possibly exceeding the $125 billion in damage that Hurricane Harvey left behind in 2017.
“God bless CPAC. I gotta say Orlando is awesome. It’s not as nice as Cancun. But it’s nice,” Cruz told the crowd.
During the speech, he also called mask policies “dumb” and mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s account of the fatal Capitol riot in January.
Democrats demanded that Cruz resigns after photos circulated online showing him on a flight to Cancun while the state of Texas battled the unprecedented snowstorms that resulted in widespread water and power outages.
Following politicians and Texas residents slamming Cruz for abandoning his state, he issued a statement claiming that he took the trip “to be a good dad” to his children.
His insensitive comments at the conference reignited the outrage, with many people taking to Twitter to air him out.
One user wrote, “Ted Cruz opens his CPAC set with a joke about going to Cancun, but leaves out the callback about the 11-year-old boy who froze to death in his trailer while Ted’s kids sunned themselves at the Ritz.”
As of Friday, he had not issued a statement regarding his heartless jokes during the conference.
Ted Cruz opens his CPAC set with a joke about going to Cancun, but leaves out the callback about the 11 year-old boy who froze to death in his trailer while Ted’s kids sunned themselves at the Ritz. Go big or go home, Ted. @SenTedCruz
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) February 26, 2021