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25 tweets of what Texans went through while Ted Cruz took his little trip to Cancun

25 tweets of what Texans went through while Ted Cruz took his little trip to Cancun

While Ted Cruz hopped on a flight with his family to warm Cancun, millions of his constituents are caught in a fight for survival without power, heating, and plumbing.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was lambasted on social media after photos of him at the airport heading to Cancun on Wednesday afternoon surfaced online. Cruz's decision to fly with his family to Cancun — where it is mostly sunny and in the low 80s — while his constituents are caught in a fight for survival without power, heating, and plumbing, led to many calling for his resignation.



 

Unsurprisingly, Cruz came up with several lame excuses for abandoning the state in a crisis, including blaming his daughters for proposing the trip. Speaking to reporters outside his home Thursday night following a hasty return, Cruz claimed to have had second thoughts from "the moment I sat down on the plane."



 

"Leaving when so many people were hurting didn't feel right and so I changed my flight to come back today," Cruz said. "When it became more and more of a firestorm it became all the more compelling that I needed to come back." 



 

While it took the entire duration of the flight and a Twitter backlash for Cruz to realize the severity of the crisis at home, here's what Texans across the state were dealing with:

1.  People died



 

2. Ceilings are caving in



 

3. People are storing snow in bathtubs because they have no water



 

4. It's absolute mayhem



 

5. People are burning their furniture to stay warm



 

6. And their kid's toys



 

7. Homes are flooding



 

8. There's a major food shortage



 

9. Meanwhile, some grocery stores are tossing out their food



 

10. People are waiting in lines to fill up buckets of water



 

11. 100-year-olds are freezing in their homes:



 

12. It's a nightmare



 

13. Cars are trapped in ice



 

14. Pregnant women are camping in their living rooms



 

15. This is a hospital



 

16. Windows are frozen shut



 

17. Roads are extremely unsafe



 

18. People are camping in all-season tents inside their homes



 

19. Struggling to stay warm with one single firelog



 

20. Many have become homeless in the cold



 

21. People are buying wood at Home Depot to stay alive



 

22. Even those lucky enough to find hotels are facing problems



 

23. People are struggling to keep their families safe



 

24. There is no end in sight



 

25. All this, in between a pandemic



 

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