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Ted Cruz called Austin’s mayor a “hypocrite” for fleeing to Mexico during the pandemic. It comes back to bite him.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has called out politicians in the past for exactly what he’s doing now. After his state suffered from widespread power outages and other dire consequences of freezing for days, Cruz and his family were spotted boarding a plane to Cancun on Wednesday night. Unsurprisingly, the Republican was derided for his poorly timed trip and appeared to be turning around for Houston after just eleven hours in Mexico. A frequent topic of the anti-Cruz firestorm was the fact that it wasn’t until December that the Senator classified Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler as a “hypocrite” for traveling to and entering Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Recorded video urging Austin residents to go home. Hypocrite. Complete and utter hypocrites. And don’t forget @MayorAdler who took eight people on a private jet to Cabo and recorded a video of WHILE IN CABO telling Austinites to “stay home if you can … this is not the time to relax” . – Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 2, 2020 Cruz’s communications advisor Steve Guest also called out what he called “Democratic Coronavirus Hypocrisy.” The Democratic Coronavirus Hypocrisy Continues … Latest Example: Austin, Texas Democratic Mayor Steve Adler, Telling People To “Stay Home” From His Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Timeshare !! – Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 2, 2020 Cruz did not acknowledge his earlier leads when he made a statement on his trip on Thursday, saying he only accompanied his daughters to Cancun because he wanted “to be a good father.” Statement by Senator @tedcruz on his trip to Mexico that millions in his state were without electricity, heat and water (Story: – Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) February 18, 2021 More stories from theweek.comBeto O’Rourke organizes wellness checkups for seniors during Texas power outages. Ted Cruz is in Cancun. The creepy tributes to Rush LimbaughPfizer and Moderna vaccines are 92 percent effective from the first dose