Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz might regard himself as something of a comedian when he’s not wasting taxpayer dollars playing politics, but there was nothing funny about the tweet he released on Friday (May 20) making light of a tragedy that took the lives of 246 people more than two years ago.
In the post, which has since gone viral, Cruz is seen standing next to the sign of a restaurant in Midland, Texas, called Cancún Grill. The photo is obviously a dig at the negative reaction he received in February 2021 when he abandoned the people of Texas and traveled to Cancún, Mexico, on vacation during one of the state’s worst winter freezes in decades. Later, when he was called out for the trip, he quickly flew back to Texas and blamed his daughters for his lack of common sense and compassion.
That lack of sympathy was back in the spotlight this weekend as Cruz critics took aim at the senator for the tasteless joke. Some called the tweet “disgusting.”
The majority of the tweets directed at Cruz told the same story. Cruz is incompetent even without the bad jokes. With them, he’s something else.
What else can you do but respond with sarcasm at such an awful tweet?
It got to the point where some brought out their Photoshop skills.
And some even wondered about Cruz’s thoughts surrounding Uvalde as this week marks one year since the tragic events in the small Texas town.
This isn’t the first time Ted Cruz has made a joke about his Cancún trip. A couple of weeks after the deadly freeze, he was already making a mockery of it during his opening speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Cruz is no stranger to receiving online ridicule. And it’s an easy feat when you’re an inept politician who thinks Sesame Street is government propaganda.