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Ted Cruz Left Behind His Dog Whose Name Is Snowflake Because of Course It Is

The Texas senator’s trip to Cancun continues to reap PR benefits

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has had an absolutely humiliating 24 hours, thanks to his ill-advised decision to take a luxury vacation to Cancun, Mexico, in the middle of the worst weather disaster to hit his home state in generations, try in vain to hide it, then after getting caught trying to blame his daughters for his decision.

Cruz has pretty much been the main character on Twitter ever since, with the vast majority of discourse devoted to either condemning his tone-deaf disregard for his constituents, or dunking on him for it. But he found a way to make the whole bad day become ridiculous, thanks to his decision to leave the family dog behind at his Houston home while the family bounced for Mexico. Which is how we all found out Cruz’s dog’s name: Snowflake. Yeah.

On Thursday, New York Magazine writer Michael Hardy broke the story that Cruz left the dog behind despite the freezing temperatures and widespread power outages affecting millions of Texans. And he also unearthed the 2014 Facebook post in which Cruz first unveiled the dog’s unfortunately on-the-nose name. Don’t worry, apparently Cruz had a security guard at his house who apparently has been taking care of Snowflake.

That didn’t stop Twitter users from calling Cruz out anew for leaving the poor dog in icy cold Houston — though it seems that at least some power had been restored to his neighborhood by Thursday — or just dunking on him for adding yet another humiliating wrinkle to the story. Read on for a sample: