Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D) dressed up as Ted Cruz for Halloween, mocking the time the Republican lawmaker fled to Cancun, Mexico, through the state’s ice storm in 2021.
“I used to be excited about the scariest Halloween costume and shortly discovered one: Senator who flees to Cancun,” Gutierrez wrote on X, previously Twitter.
Cruz famously fled Texas in February 2021 whereas the Lone Star State froze, inflicting statewide energy outages that killed no less than 200 individuals. After Cruz was caught heading to Cancun, he mentioned in a press release on the time that he and his household had misplaced energy and he was permitting his daughter to take “a visit with buddies.”
He mentioned, “Eager to be a superb dad, I flew down with them final night time and am flying again this afternoon.”
Cruz’s trip to Cancun has haunted him ever since. In September 2022, a passenger on a flight with Cruz sarcastically referenced the Cancun journey after which requested him to call a single sufferer of the Uvalde faculty capturing. Earlier this yr, Cruz joked on X in regards to the journey to Mexico, posting a photograph by an indication that reads “Cancun Grill.” Nevertheless, his try to make gentle of the incident didn’t go over too properly, as X customers shortly known as Cruz out.
The Texas senator is up for reelection subsequent yr, and some Democrats have introduced their plans to run in opposition to him, together with Gutierrez. Gutierrez has posted on X about Texas’s energy grid and its energy failures.
“We don’t must dwell like this, however Ted Cruz voted in opposition to payments to repair our energy grid. It’s time we had a Senator who will arise for Texans as a substitute of taking part in infantile political video games,” Gutierrez wrote.