Ted Cruz bails on Texas in time of need


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Texas is currently experiencing a severe crisis due to a massive winter storm. They are experiencing below freezing temperatures and dangerous power outages leaving residents with icicles hanging from their ceiling fans in some extreme cases.

People on social media who are used to dealing with this kind of weather have been leaving advice for Texans with how to keep warm during this severe cold surge. They have suggested layering on hoodies, buying hand warmers, even putting up a tent in your living room and laying blankets on top of it for insulation has been suggested.

The cold has gotten so bad to the point where people are keeping their cars running for warmth. The downside to this strategy is the output of carbon monoxide which unfortunately killed a mother and her 7-year-old daughter according to Houston Police.

There is no more denying that climate change is real after seeing what is happening in Texas.

On the other hand of all of this tragedy is the disgusting fact in which Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took a trip to Cancún with his family.

The Senator said the reason for this trip was “to be a good dad” as it was his daughters who asked him to accompany them. He did disclose that he felt awful about his decision as soon as he sat down in his plane seat and got on the first flight back to Texas from Cancún. Nonetheless, he still left when he was needed back home.

Cruz was met with a sea of backlash regarding this decision and I personally believe that it is justified.

As a political leader, your job is to protect the people of the state and of the country. Cruz did nothing of the sort by leaving his state for a tropical vacation while Texans are struggling to keep warm and dying in the process of doing so.

In a tweet sent in September of 2016, Cruz stated, “I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over.”

Well Senator Cruz, let’s get talking.