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Analysis: Was Ted Cruz’s Trip To Mexico Really Worth The Fuss?

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A Junior Senator from Texas came under fire from left-leaning news outlets after swapping the storm-battered state for the searing sun of Mexico.

The Junior Senator from the Lone Star State is no stranger to controversy, and has been targeted by liberal media ever since evolving into one of the Trump administration’s most loyal supporters.

Millions of Texans have been abandoned by the Biden administration, and left to fend for themselves. Many are without electricity, many are without heating, and almost 13 million citizens have been urged to boil their water, because of fears it may be contaminated. President Biden and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are planning on visiting the state soon.

Ironically, the root cause of the statewide blackouts has been blamed, by electricity companies, on failing wind turbines. This revelation will certainly be a setback for Biden, who has been keen to convince the public that renewables are the way forward.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has consistently lobbied for increased reliance on renewable energy.

Mr Cruz has defended taking his daughters to the popular holiday resort of Cancun in the face of the latest media witch hunt. Even though this may seem like a slap in the face to the millions of people who are without power, what most media outlets have not considered is that Cruz is also a father. If your children were stuck without power, as well as proper sanitation, wouldn’t you be trying to escape too? Surely sometimes family comes before duty?

Mr Cruz has apologised for taking the trip, which could understandably be considered insensitive: “In hindsight, if I had understood how it would be perceived, the reaction people would have, obviously I wouldn’t have done it,” he said. He added that he had had “second thoughts as soon as we left”, and understood why people were “upset”.

Ted Cruz is widely expected to be the Republican nominee for President in 2024.

In Mr Cruz’s defense, leaving the country did mean that he was able to reconnect with his staff, and more importantly, his constituents. Due to the power outages that the state was facing, he was unable to continue doing his job, and unable to listen to the concerns of Texans, without travelling out of the state.

Regardless of the hard facts, the phony liberal media will no doubt attempt to skew the details. “Rich Senator flees country whilst Texans freeze” will undoubtedly steal the headlines. However, when you consider that he was able to keep his children safe, whilst also being able to reconnect with his staff, surely this cannot be as bad as the media suggests?

Unfortunately, there will always someone on the other side of the aisle calling for his resignation. But sadly, this person will probably be silent when Nancy Pelosi gets her hair cut, or when Gretchen Whitmer breaks her own social distancing measures.

In this era of partisanship, do we really expect anything different?