Ted Cruz Calls Out ‘Assholes’ Who Leaked Group Chat About Cancun Trip

On a podcast out Tuesday, the senator lashed out at the neighbors who leaked his wife’s group chat planning their family’s mid-emergency trip to Mexico

Last Updated: February 23, 2021 @ 10:41 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz lashed out Tuesday at the neighbors who leaked his wife’s group chat texts about the family’s trip to Cancun while amid a severe snowstorm that left millions of Texans had no power, heat or water.

“It’s a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and just… Here’s a suggestion: Just don’t be assholes. Just treat each other as human beings. Have some degree, some modicum of respect,” Cruz said on the “Ruthless” podcast.

Last week, Ted Cruz was photographed boarding a flight to Cancun in the midst of one of the most severe snowstorms in Texas history. After receiving widespread criticism for taking a luxury vacation while millions of his constituents were without power in deadly freezing temperatures, Cruz returned to the United States and said in a statement that he had just gone down to Mexico to escort his young daughters on a trip they wanted to go on.

Shortly thereafter, texts from Cruz’s wife Heidi Cruz to a neighborhood group chat were leaked to the press, contradicting his statement. The senator’s wife said their house was “freezing” and that the family was skipping town to spend the end of the week and the full weekend at a resort. She even invited other families to go along on the trip.

“I will say Heidi’s pretty pissed at that,” Cruz said on the podcast of the leak. “She actually was over to a neighbor’s house yesterday, sort of walking through.”

The Republican senator said that some of his neighbors are Democrats who put yard signs for his opponent up during his most recent run for re-election. That, Cruz said, was “rude.”

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