(JustPatriots.com)- Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz proved that he isn’t beyond laughing at himself this week, making a self-deprecating joke on Twitter about the time he was criticized for planning a vacation in Cancun during the Texas winter freeze.
The former Republican presidential candidate shared a story from ABC13 Houston’s Twitter account. It read, “Excited to travel again? This airline can hook you up with a cheap flight to sunny Cancun or even Las Vegas!”
Cruz, fully aware of how insane the left-wing press went when they found out that he had briefly traveled to Cancun with his family while Texas was experiencing severe winter weather earlier this year, retweeted it with the comment “Awesome!”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 18, 2021
It’s pretty funny, but you know the left doesn’t like it when right-wing politicians crack jokes.
If you’ve forgotten the Cancun scandal, here’s what happened:
Cruz flew to Cancun with his family in February as winter weather began to get so bad that the power was going out and hundreds of thousands of people were left without heating and water. Hundreds of people died during the weather event, but in the early days, it appeared to be a fairly extreme – but not life-threatening – winter storm. Cruz and his family appeared to have planned to get away from the snow for a few days and booked flights during the early days of the bad weather, but as time progressed and as Cruz arrived in Cancun, the media jumped on him for being insensitive.
Cruz quickly returned home and assisted with efforts to help the people of Texas.
“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked us to take a trip with friends,” Cruz said in a statement at the time. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.”