Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was recently caught flying to Cancun for a vacation while his state suffered through a winter storm.
After pictures of his flight to Mexico went viral, Cruz hastily returned and told the press he was only planning on escorting his two daughters to a warmer climate before returning.
Shortly thereafter, however, one of Cruz's neighbors leaked images of a group chat which included Ted's wife, Heidi Cruz. These messages seemed to indicate the Senator had intended to spend the entire spontaneous, extended weekend in Cancun.
Wow... so, neighbors of Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz just completely blew up their cover story. It was not for their kid… https://t.co/GII37E4V1U— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1613695923.0
During a recent podcast appearance, however, Cruz lashed out at these neighbors, casting them as inconsiderate and rude.
He told host Josh Holmes:
"I will say, Heidi was pretty p*ssed at that. She was over at the neighbor's house yesterday, sort of walking through that... We have a number of Republicans who are neighbors but we also have a lot of Democrats, folks on our streets who put up Beto signs, which I thought was a little rude."
Ted Cruz Calls Neighbors Who Leaked Wife's Texts 'A-Holes' in Ruthless Podcast www.youtube.com
Republicans feel no remorse for their behavior, only outrage toward those that expose them. https://t.co/RpMUM9hmg9— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1614094423.0
I just love that Ted Cruz’s neighbors in their group chat sold him and Heidi out. Well played. https://t.co/Qw8FL9o1ko— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1613695465.0
Cruz then went even farther, saying:
"Here's a suggestion: Just don't be a**holes. Yeah, like, just, you know, treat each other as human beings have some degree, some modicum of respect."
@thedailybeast Does anybody like this guy? None of his colleagues in the Senate like him, and it seems that neither do his neighbors.— Modris Jaunzems (@Modris Jaunzems)1614089182.0
@thedailybeast I can't believe that he said this with a straight face: “Treat each other as human beings, have som… https://t.co/k2pDDAVQmR— Penguin Fanatic 🐧🌈 (@Penguin Fanatic 🐧🌈)1614098518.0
@thedailybeast Doubt they care. Doesn't seem like the neighbors that leaked the texts like Ted and Heidi anyways lol— TM 🎈 (@TM 🎈)1614088996.0
Twitter pointed out that Cruz's neighbors had only revealed the secrets Cruz himself had tried to keep.
@thedailybeast @trawetsla It is terrible that Ted Cruz neighbors leaked his texts. If it hadn’t been for that, Ted… https://t.co/Q7oFHzyreC— Chris (@Chris)1614093267.0
@thedailybeast Even your friends don't like you @tedcruz— Ray Beck (@Ray Beck)1614089263.0
@thedailybeast I have it on good authority that his neighbors aren't actually a**holes...but they do know one when they see one.— fGustavek (@fGustavek)1614092968.0
Villains hate to be caught in their lies!
@TeaPainUSA “I could have gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for these meddling neighbors!” https://t.co/z9sdcM8oaU— I See Clearly When I’m Driving (@I See Clearly When I’m Driving)1614136021.0
@thedailybeast This is like when a wife catches her husband cheating and then he gets indignant because she found out.— Vicky Collins (@Vicky Collins)1614103120.0
@thedailybeast Flyin’ Ted’s never heard the one about the pot and the kettle, apparently— synapsize (@synapsize)1614088792.0
There were still some online who suspected Cruz's own wife might have been behind the leaks.
@thedailybeast I still think his wife leaked it. https://t.co/iNEuT2BcOz— Officially Louise (@Officially Louise)1614133233.0
@thedailybeast Maybe he he’ll start campaigning for his neighbors like he did after Trump slighted his wife.— Manischewitz420 (@Manischewitz420)1614089608.0
It seems Ted Cruz's idea of being a good neighbor is pretty different from everyone else's.