As millions of Texans remain without heat as a result of the rolling blackouts from the arctic snowstorm, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas fled to Cancún, Mexico, with his family on Wednesday.
A photo of him abandoning his constituents during an intense climate crisis was taken and posted by a social media user who spotted the Junior Senator at the airport.
The public relentlessly bashed Cruz on social media for bolting to an exotic locale with 80-degree weather instead of actively coordinating relief efforts with other public officials.
Actor Seth Rogen just joined the other voices slamming the covertly fleeing Senator.
Fresh after calling Cruz a "White supremacist fascist" in a Twitter fight—after initially responding to the Senator's misinformed take on the Paris Climate Agreement having to do with the "citizens of Paris"—Rogen initiated another strike against him on Twitter.
The Neighbors and Superbad actor tweeted:
"I think @SenTedCruz is desperately trying to rebrand from the 'inspired a deadly insurrection' motherf'ker to the 'left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun' motherf'ker, but luckily he can be both."
"He's just that big a motherf'ker."
Social media users commented on Rogen's not-so-subtle thoughts about Cruz.
Unconfirmed reports indicated the Senator booked a trip back on Thursday after catching flak for ditching his fellow Texans.
Here’s the upgrade list for this afternoon’s flight from Cancun to Houston. Looks like @tedcruz is on his way b… https://t.co/IfC7cAFylx— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1613660968.0
After facing backlash, the Senator did express his regrets when he returned from his trip on Thursday; however, he failed to take complete responsibility for his controversial decision to hop on a plane. Instead, he blamed his daughters.
In an interview with Houston affiliate KTRK, Cruz said:
"I was trying to be a dad, and all of us have made decisions — when you've got two girls who have been cold for two days and haven't had heater power, and they're saying 'Hey, look we don't have school why don't we go, let's get out of here.' I think there are a lot of parents that would be like, 'Look, if I can do this great.' That's what I wanted to do."
But unlike Cruz, "a lot of parents" in Texas do not have the luxury of escaping with their families in the midst of a crisis.
Prior to his sneaky escape, Cruz was castigated on social media and held responsible for legitimizing the baseless conspiracy theory of a stolen election that motivated an angry mob of Donald Trump supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6 that resulted in the deaths of five people.