The Texas Senator urged Americans to make more jokes just weeks after over 50 people died in the Texas snowstorm.
Imagine having the gall to go on a vacation while your constituents live through a crisis, and then attack those who helped your constituents while you were away. Thanks to Ted Cruz, you don't have to imagine. Ted Cruz has sunk to a new low, which was previously thought impossible considering it wasn't too long ago that the Senator had reportedly incited an insurrection against America. On Friday, he hit new lows as he mocked New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who raised millions for his Texas constituents, at the CPAC in Orlando. "Orlando is awesome. It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice,' said Cruz to laughter and applause, summing up the cult-like behavior that's becoming too common in the GOP.
“We are gathered in dark times,” Cruz told the crowd. He was speaking at a discussion on the “Bill of Rights, Liberty, and Cancel Culture.” He also took potshots at Senator Bernie Sanders for *checks notes* wearing mittens to President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “We’re gathered at a time where the hard left, where the socialists control the levers of government, where they control the White House, where they control every executive branch, where they control both houses of Congress. Bernie is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us she was murdered,” said Ted Cruz. He was referring to AOC fearing for her life during the January 6 assault on the Capitol. “I thought I was going to die,” said AOC in an Instagram Live. Ted Cruz, who reportedly made incendiary speeches leading up to the attack, mocking a Congresswoman whose life, his actions put in danger, is where we are at America. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't mince her words as she told him, “You almost had me murdered,” before calling on him to resign from his post.
The evacuation of VP Pence, who mob was seeking pic.twitter.com/PoaXXkWnTf— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 10, 2021
Security footage showed at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump revealed how close the mob came to running into the members of Congress. One video showed Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman drawing the mob away from the open Senate door, to lead them away from a potential clash. He potentially saved Republican Senator Mitt Romney's life after redirecting him from the direction the mob was approaching. The then-Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated just moments before the mob entered the Senate and it's important to note rioters chanted they wanted to kill Mike Pence for failing to side with Trump during the confirmation of the election results.
Romney to the Hill pool:— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) February 10, 2021
On violence against police: "It tears at your heart and brings tears to your eyes. That was overwhelmingly distressing."
If he knew his proximity to rioters: "No, no I did not."
If he knew it was Goodman: "I did not... I look forward to thanking him."
While Texas plunged into darkness, and many were left without power, Ted Cruz, the state's elected Senator, reportedly left for a quiet vacation in Cancun, Mexico. As we reported, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, raised more than $5 million within a matter of days to help. The donations will be given to five Texan noon-profits to help the people during the snowstorm. The funds were distributed to food aid, homelessness assistance, elder care, and other direct relief. Along with a few Democrats, she visited food distribution centers, water delivery sites and toured the damage caused by the storm.
I don’t care what Cruz said at CPAC, but I do care that it appears Texas was just a layover stop for him between Cancun and Orlando to drop a pack of water into someone’s trunk and abandon his constituents again as they get slammed with $16,000 electrical bills.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2021
On Friday, he urged Americans to “have fun” less than two weeks after, at least, 50 people died from weather-related deaths in the Texas snowstorm. “Just lighten up. Especially now, the left, they are shrill, they are angry. How many leftists does it take to screw in a light bulb? That’s not funny. God bless, who would want to be around these people?” said Cruz. Imagine making a joke about electricity and socialism weeks after the privatization of the Texas power grid failed the people of the state and plunged them into a crisis during the state's worst snowstorm in over three decades.