Ted Cruz Graciously Declines To Lie To Our Faces A Third Time
What was that, Ted Cruz? Your daughters, aged 10 and 12, put you in a headlock and gave you a swirlie and forced you to buy plane tickets to Cancun two days ago, and you were just TRYING to be a good dad? They begged and pleaded? They wanted to go with their friends, come on dad, all the other kids are going to Cancun, and if they don't get to go, their whole life is ruined?
There are texts, and there are receipts, and there are receipts that are texts. Ted Cruz was lyyyyyyying, just like he lied to the American people when he helped push Donald Trump's fascist Big Lie that he actually won an election he lost.
Text messages sent from [Heidi] Cruz to friends and Houston neighbors on Wednesday revealed a hastily planned trip. Their house was "FREEZING," as Ms. Cruz put it — and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Ms. Cruz invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where they had stayed "many times," noting the room price this week ($309 per night) and its good security. The text messages were provided to The New York Times and confirmed by a second person on the thread, who declined to be identified because of the private nature of the texts.
Right. The lyyyyyyying.
"Anyone can or want to leave for the week?" she wrote. "We may go to Cancún." She teased a "direct flight" and "hotels w capacity. Seriously." Ms. Cruz promptly shared details for a Wednesday afternoon departure, a Sunday return trip and a luxurious stay at the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton in the meantime.
The liberal American Bridge PAC has the texts, if you'd like to see them, because of course you would. They come from a group chat Heidi Cruz is in, called "Lovelies," and it sounds like at least two people in the group text hate the Cruzes enough that they gave them not only to the New York Times but also American Bridge. Check 'em out:
So this trip was not long-planned. It was planned this week. And it was not Ted's kids' fault. But anyway, anybody want to go to Cancun? Because Heidi Cruz has some flights she just found and this is how much the Ritz-Carlton is and ... come on you guys! Let's do a white flight! To Mexico!
Again, people are freezing to death in Texas, and they have no water or power. We said yesterday that we actually get it, people wanting to GTFO of the very cold place with no power and heat and water, even if they're vile gargoyles like Ted Cruz. We really do get it. And for us personally, if the story here was that Heidi Cruz decided to decamp to Cancun with the kids while Ted Cruz stayed back because he is the UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM TEXAS, we wouldn't have a damn word to say about it. (Other Wonkette writers might feel differently. There's still a pandemic, after all!)
But Ted Cruz did this, when he could have said, "I'd like to be warm too, but I think I will just fly to Washington where I can do senator things for my constituents, I love you, have fun in Mexico!" Then he proceeded to lie his fucking face off about it, while his state is dying in the winter storm from hell.
He did fess up, finally, once
he was safely back in America the New York Times got the texts:
Ted Cruz: "The plan had been to stay through the weekend with the family." Says he had "second thoughts" almost as… https://t.co/CZsxzHc9Rn— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender)1613692962.0
Shut up, fuckface. Also, resign.
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