Source: The Washington Post
Nobody likes Ted Cruz. This is conventional wisdom in Washington. While not technically true — his family members like him, presumably, and his approval rating among Texas Republicans last month was 76 percent — it feels essentially true. Maybe it’s the exhausting smarm, the squirrelly ambition, the hollow theatrics. Maybe it’s how he tried to block relief aid after Hurricane Sandy, or how he helped to shut down the government in 2013. The Victorian facial hair hasn’t helped; it lends an incongruous quality of statesmanship to a man viewed by his colleagues as a pest.
So begins an article about “Lyin’ Ted” becoming “Flyin’ Ted”. He claimed that is was only to escort his daughters, but he was caught in that lie as well. Turns out it was a quick trip to escape his freezing house. Apparently crossing the Mexican border is OK if your family is in hardship.
Even Texas Republicans can’t make excuses for this.
The Cancun affair is “something that he has to answer to his constituents about,” Allen West, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, told the Associated Press. “I’m here trying to take care of my family and look after my friends and others that are still without power.”