Republican Meghan McCain lashed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday, evaluating him to Marie Antoinette for touring to Cancun, Mexico, whereas his fellow Texans shivered with out energy amid excessive winter climate.
“There’s a lot of heads to roll, a lot of people to blame,” McCain stated on “The View” of the mess in Texas. She then introduced up Cruz and likened him to the guillotined French queen who supposedly advised her ravenous topics to eat cake.
To “flee your home state while people are freezing to death, to go to Cancun, is very Marie Antoinette,” McCain stated. The daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain known as Cruz’s choice “one of the worst optics I could possibly come up with in an era where there’s been a lot of bad political optics.”
Cruz hustled again to the U.S. on Thursday after he was noticed Wednesday jetting to Mexico. He claimed he was merely being a “good dad” and escorting his daughters there for a faculty break with buddies. The senator was initially booked to bask in the heat until Saturday, NBC reported.
He later admitted to reporters Thursday that he had, in reality, meant to relax in Cancun into the weekend — however modified his plans after the fallout.
Cruz textual content messages obtained by The New York Times additionally appeared to contradict the senator’s declare that the journey got here on the urging of his daughters.
It was 85 degrees when Cruz was in Cancun, and a cold 34 when he landed again in Houston, CNBC reported. The day he flew to Cancun, practically 3 million Texas households had been nonetheless with out energy, which has since been restored to many of them. The death toll as of Thursday topped 30.
Some on Twitter identified that, greater than “bad political optics,” Cruz’s journey demonstrated a surprising self-involvement and callous disregard for Texans amid lethal chilly.
Check out the “The View” clip up prime. McCain zaps Cruz as she responds to a query from Whoopi Goldberg proper at the beginning.
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