Ted Cruz Ripped For Hypocrisy After Saying A Politician's Character Is Revealed In A 'Time Of Crisis'
Ted Cruz is getting dragged on Twitter again.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz received backlash on social media recently after a comment he made that many pointed out as extremely hypocritical.
Cruz appeared in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday where he tried to call out Democrats for their handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Watch the video here:
In this time of crisis, we've seen that Democratic politicians are authoritarians. They will control your life, they will order you to obey, and they will destroy you if you don't.\n\nNo petty tyrant has the right to order you to undergo a medical procedure!pic.twitter.com/PmH8DyoXQc— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1639600839
Cruz attempted to vilify the Democrats, calling them "authoritarian" while criticizing their proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The mandate would require all workers in certain industries get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination.
“I think in a time of crisis, character is revealed."
"And on the Democratic side in this time of crisis, we’ve seen that Democratic politicians are authoritarians. They will control your life, they will order you to obey and they will destroy you if you don’t.”
“These politicians say they don’t give a damn: ‘Either obey, comply–or you’re fired.'"
Cruz, however, seems to have conveniently forgotten the very recent incident in which he left Texas citizens to suffer severe weather while he flew out of the country.
In February of this year, Texas was hit with a bizarre and severe winter storm that left millions of Texans without heat and electricity. It resulted in the deaths of at least 200 people, many of whom tragically froze to death in the uncharacteristically low temperatures.
During this serious and tragic event, though, Cruz boarded a plane to Cancun, Mexico, effectively deserting his populace in their time of need.
His decision to go on vacation during a state-wide crisis justifiably led to public outrage, which convinced Cruz to literally and figuratively backpeddle and jump on an earlier flight back to his home state.
After arriving back to Texas, Cruz said:
“In hindsight, if I had understood how it would be perceived, the reaction people would have, obviously I wouldn’t have done it."
“Leaving when so many Texans were hurting didn’t feel right, and so I changed my return flight and flew back on the first available flight I could take."
His excuses did little to reassure his constituents, however, who were quick to bring up his Cancun trip after he tried to criticize the Democrats' character.
Twitter users are calling out Cruz's hypocrisy.
Really?? On CNBC, Ted Cruz said "In a time of crisis, character is revealed."\n\nWho wants to remind Cancun Ted that in times of crisis, he jumps on planes and abandons his constituents to DIE? \n\ncc: @tedcruz— Jon Cooper \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Jon Cooper \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1639586582
Seriously ... YOU @tedcruz ran away to #Cancun in the middle of a crisis in #Texas while your constituents were freezing to death Just. Sit. Down. Already. And. Shut. Up. FFS https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1471218668294000658\u00a0\u2026— Juliana (@Juliana) 1639603317
You\u2019re still free to fly to Cancun Ted— Soap Box Internet Guy\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Soap Box Internet Guy\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1639600920
He is absolutely correct. That photo of him trailing his bag through the airport on the aay to Cancun revealed his character PERFECTLY.— Bill Stapleton (@Bill Stapleton) 1639602544
Then he blamed his children for him leaving.— DJ Sway \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddeb\ud83c\uddf7 \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f \ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddea \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6 (@DJ Sway \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddeb\ud83c\uddf7 \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f \ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddea \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6) 1639586812
Character is not only revealed, it catches the first flight to Cancun.— Get Vaccinated (@Get Vaccinated) 1639622711
Yup it buys tickets and flees the country doesn\u2019t it Teddy.— James Scott (@James Scott) 1639594384
Compare and contrast @Tedcruz' actions last Winter with @AOC's \nShe went to Texas to raise money to help Texans with @betoorourke. He fled to Cancun. #CancunCruz— techweenie \ud83c\udf0a (@techweenie \ud83c\udf0a) 1639586860
Stolen valor, Stolen credit, Stolen character. Does he believe his own BS?— Erma Scott (@Erma Scott) 1639587002
Cruz has not yet responded to the controversy.