Ted Cruz’s colleagues troll him by putting memes of his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room with ‘Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!’
- Lawmakers printed the memes and posted them in the Senate gym locker room this week
- Cruz returned to Washington after a week of damage control in Texas
- He is now in Orlando, at CPAC, where he joked about the trip shamelessly
- Cruz flew to Cancun with his wife Heidi and their two daughters on February 17
- At the time, millions of Texans were still without water, power and heat
- He flew back in disgrace the next day after photos of him emerged at the airport and sparked uproar
- He has since played it down, claiming it his daughters who wanted the trip
Cruz and his family flew to Cancun from Houston during the worst of the Texas energy crisis after a winter storm last week.
He was slammed for the decision and returned in disgrace but he has been unapologetic about it, blaming it on his daughters and claiming he was just being ‘a good dad’.
This week, when he returned to Washington, he was trolled by other lawmakers who, according to NBC, printed memes from his trip and posted them in the Senate gym locker room.
Ted Cruz (pictured on Friday at CPAC) was trolled by fellow lawmakers who posted memes about his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room in Washington this week
The signs read ‘Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted,’ which means ‘Welcome back’ in English.
Cruz, on Friday, brushed off the trip again as he arrived in Orlando for CPAC. He took to the stage and shamelessly joked: ‘Orlando is awesome. It’s not as nice as Cancun!’
He went on to denounce cancel culture, saying: ‘This is the Rebel Alliance.
‘Darth Vader and the emperor – and let’s be clear, they’re not your father – are terrified of the rebels that are here. And I’m telling ya, Gina Carano stands with us!’
‘We believe in individuality – different people have different views. We are the not the Borg,’ he said, referring to the villains in Star Trek.
‘I may have committed a cardinal sin mixing Star Wars and Star Trek.’
Cruz was trolled relentlessly with memes after abandoning his home state to go to Cancun with his friends and family while millions in the state were still without power and water.
Heidi and her family appeared to be met by a security detail, but the senator was nowhere to be seen
Protesters have given dubbed the Texas senator ‘Cancun Cruz’ after his brief trip to Mexico on Wednesday
A mariachi band outside Ted Cruz’s $2million home in Houston, Texas, on Sunday
It was an epic failure by ERCOT – the state’s energy distributor – which neither prepared enough reserve energy before the storm hit, nor did it upgrade power plants to be able to withstand the frigid temperatures.
The combination resulted in them having to perform rolling blackouts across the state to try to preserve the electrical grid.
Millions were without heat, power or water during the coldest temperatures for more than one hundred years.
Governor Greg Abbott has ordered an investigation into ERCOT’s failings.
Cruz claimed initially that his 10 and 12-year-old daughters asked to flee the cold temperatures.
Text messages then showed how his wife Heidi asked neighbors and friends who wanted to join them.
Cruz also invited along his college roommate.
While the Cruz family soaked up the sun in Mexico, millions in Texas battled frigid temperatures