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Ted Cruz has repeatedly slammed politicians for vacationing during crisis

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) carries his luggage at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico as a winter disaster ravages his home state, has repeatedly criticized politicians who vacationed or took part in leisure activities during times of crisis, a CNN KFile review finds.

(CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico as a winter disaster ravages his home state, has repeatedly criticized politicians who vacationed or took part in leisure activities during times of crisis, a CNN KFile review finds.

And don't forget @MayorAdler who took a private jet with eight people to Cabo and WHILE IN CABO recorded a video telling Austinites to 'stay home if you can. . . this is not the time to relax,'" tweeted Cruz in December.

Cruz is now facing criticism of his own for traveling to Cancún, Mexico, from Houston with his family Wednesday night as a winter storm left millions of Texans without power or water and disrupted the state's efforts to distribute the coronavirus vaccine.

Cruz has attacked public officials for vacationing or golfing during times of crisis and argued that it showed those officials were not paying attention.

Cruz said in 2017 then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "should go back to the beach," referencing the outrage surrounding the governor's trip to a closed state beach with his family while the state's government was shut down.

In a speech in 2015, Cruz said "if the only terrorists attacked a golf course, that might actually get the White House's attention.

In 2014, Cruz attacked then-President Barack Obama for attending a fundraiser during a crisis at the border in Texas and said the President spent too much time on the golf course.

"I think the President should actually stand up and do his job as commander-in-chief, should spend less time on the golf course and more time doing the job to which he was elected," Cruz told reporters in Iowa in August 2014, when asked about the President vacationing in Martha's Vineyard.

"He's going to two major fundraisers where he wants to be with wealthy Democratic donors, but apparently, he doesn't have time to actually go and see the border, he doesn't have time to see the children who are suffering because of his failed policies," Cruz said.

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