TED Cruz has been slammed by John Oliver for “throwing his daughters beneath the bus” by saying the Cancun journey which brought on outrage across the nation was for them.
The TV presenter branded the Texas senator’s quick Mexico trip “the saga of Ted F**king Cruz”.
Cruz got here beneath fireplace on Wednesday final week for flying to Cancun along with his household whereas tens of millions of Texans had been left with out energy and water throughout a extreme winter storm.
After coming again to Texas on Thursday, the senator admitted the journey was a “mistake”, however stated the holiday was for his daughters and he was “simply attempting to be a dad” by accompanying them.
Through the newest episode of his present – Final Week Tonight – John Oliver stated that Ted Cruz “blamed his preteen daughters for the journey, saying they’d requested him to go and ‘I used to be attempting to be an excellent dad’, as a result of the primary rule of fatherhood is throw your daughters beneath the bus on the first alternative.”
Final week, when requested what he was considering, Cruz replied: “You query what I used to be considering, and… I used to be attempting to handle my household.
“I used to be attempting to handle my youngsters. It is unlucky, the firestorm that got here from it.
‘JUST TRYING TO BE A DAD’
“It was not my intention – in saying ‘sure’ to my daughters to one way or the other diminish all of the Texans that had been going by means of actual hardship.”
Nevertheless, a leaked group textual content between Cruz’s spouse, Heidi, and a few associates appeared to point out her suggesting the vacation and even inviting others to hitch the household on the Ritz-Carlton lodge in Cancun.
The senator later expressed his remorse after the textual content messages emerged.
Commenting on the saga, Oliver stated: “I imply, that is simply unimaginable.
“Ted Cruz – who, keep in mind, needs to be president – informed the world he was bullied into worldwide journey by twins, then received cyber-bullied into coming dwelling by the web, leaving his spouse to solo father or mother two youngsters on trip abroad whereas attempting to determine who in her mother group doxxed her. It is all superb.”
Oliver additionally criticized different US politicians over the disaster, saying they didn’t warn Texans about the potential for such a state of affairs occurring.
The presenter ended the section by asking viewers to assist Texas and donate to the Feeding Texas charity.
Photographs of Cruz at an airport on Wednesday fueled outrage at how he had left Texas throughout a disaster which left tens of millions of individuals dealing with water shortages.
The Republican lawmaker additionally received slammed when he returned to the state and began giving out water, posting a photograph of himself holding circumstances of Dasani whereas utilizing the hashtag “TexasStrong.
He got here beneath fireplace for the photo-op, with folks nonetheless slamming him for leaving the state within the first place.
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Freezing temperatures brought on energy blackouts at water therapy services and about 13 million Texans had been informed to boil water that could be contaminated.
About 70 folks have died as far as the freezing winter storm brought on energy, heating and water outages.
President Joe Biden on Saturday declared Texas a serious catastrophe, which would offer federal funding to 77 counties throughout the state.