Ted Cruz’s pathetic attempt to joke about his infamous Cancun scandal backfires on Twitter

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When Ted Cruz inevitably runs for president again, his now-infamous attempt to sneak away for a vacation to Cancun while his home state of Texas was suffering from deadly winter storms and mass power outages will be perhaps the biggest albatross hanging around his neck.

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Cruz, for all of his monumental flaws—his complete lack of anything even vaguely resembling a moral spine chief amongst them—is not a stupid man and recognizes the hurdle that his Cancun trip presents for his path to the White House. He has yet to devise a successful way to redefine his odious actions into something more palatable to voters but today he took a shot at it.

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The senator, a man who is far too active on social media for an elected politician trusted with doing the work of his constituents, took to Twitter and made a poorly calculated attempt to poke fun at his Cancun scandal. He quote tweeted an article from ABC13 Houston about cheap flights to “sunny Cancun” with the simple caption “Awesome!”

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Considering that people he was elected to represent were dying as he was slinking off to soak up the sun on a beach, this so-called joke is in incredibly poor taste. The senator still has not apologized for his little clandestine attempt at an exotic getaway nor has he apologized for lying about it — he absurdly claimed that he was simply accompanying his family on the plane trip down and intended to return immediately. His political instincts are not only incredibly clumsy for a man who managed to slither into one of the most powerful elected positions in the country, they demonstrate a profound lack of basic empathy.

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As is often the case when the sentient mass of human flesh and vile opinions composes a tweet, social media users were quick to react with scorn.

https://twitter.com/katehascats/status/1394714118439964673?s=20

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Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

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