film / tv / politics / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / politics / web / celeb


Nobody Believes Senator Ted Cruz's Lousy-Ass Excuse for Traveling to Cancun

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | February 18, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | February 18, 2021 |


Things are not going well in Texas, where another storm dropped more snow on the state and the power still hasn’t returned for millions. The last couple of days, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott and Fox News have been trying to blame all of this on … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but when that line didn’t stick, Fox News decided to go a different direction.

Meanwhile, guess who is not playing politics?

To be fair, I think any Democratic President (and a lot of Republican Presidents) would have done the same thing, but I’m still feeling very good about our choice to elect Biden.

In any respect, after tweeted out yesterday that he had no defense for his previous hypocrisy …

… Ted Cruz hopped on a plane last night and headed to Cancun, Mexico in the middle of an energy crisis because while they don’t have power in Texas, they do have power in that country where Ted Cruz tried to erect a wall. When people found out, the Internet went apeshit, culminating perhaps in this tweet from longtime Twitter foe, Seth Rogen:

There was nothing out of the Ted Cruz camp for hours, as various news outlets confirmed reports that he had not only flown to Cancun but that he had the Houston Police Department assist him in his arrival and movements through Houston’s international airport because obviously, that’s how they should be spending their time right now.

The backlash was fierce, and as soon as Ted Cruz checked his phone, he booked a return flight, although his team released a statement to the effect that his plan, all along, was to go out and settle his family into Cancun before returning by himself.


That’s funny because he reportedly booked his return flight at 6 a.m. this morning, and he also reportedly changed the original return date from Saturday.

Weird. But I bet I know what he’s going to say! That he’s going to fly back out there on Saturday and “chaperone” his family back, because that’s what adults do, because Heidi Cruz — a managing director at Goldman Sachs — can’t handle travel arrangements by herself (also, and not for nothing, but putting the energy crisis aside, there’s a pandemic going on; I didn’t realize we were still doing beach vacations).

Everyone obviously saw through that lousy-ass excuse.

AOC got in her requisite dig:

And then Dinesh D’Souza came to his defense:

And then adult contemporary mainstay Richard Marx dunked on D’Souza, closing the loop on yet another Ted Cruz f**ck up, one for which the Texas Democratic party is calling up Cruz to resign (he will not resign).

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

Header Image Source: Getty Images