Maybe Sen. Ted Cruz thought if he screamed “FREEEEDOM!” loud enough, Americans would forget about his recent vacay to sunny Cancun, Mexico. At the same time that he ditched Texas, his constituents were suffering at home after the weather crisis that left the state without power and water. Cruz began his speech at the event with a joke about the Cancun scandal, then for some reason, he shouted out “freedom,” and we’re not sure why. Cruz also mocked wearing protective face masks, and at one point, he said, “That is our party,” and yelled out,” and these deplorables are here to stay.”
And here’s Cruz’s bizarre “freedom” moment:
i’m sorry pic.twitter.com/wRWpU0fNGB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 26, 2021
Twitter users pounced:
Ted Cruz is just an awful and embarrassing human being.
Congrats CPAC you really know how to lure in voters. pic.twitter.com/3W2UNBSYnL
— Eighties Sub Hunter (@mikeejoe) February 26, 2021
— No one (@ungubunugu1274) February 26, 2021
— Ann Fowler (@JiminyF) February 26, 2021
I could’ve used a volume warning 😠
— Eleanor Roosevelt’s Ghost (@GhostOfAER) February 26, 2021
My dog ran out of the room…
— Kristine Cheren (@kckcwillie) February 26, 2021
Is this what he yelled when the insurrectionists stormed the Capitol?
— RayWoodson2.0 (@RWoodson20) February 26, 2021
Ted Cruz is embarrassing himself only to finish the 2024 GOP primary behind Marjorie Taylor Greene.
— Oliver Darko (@oliver_drk) February 26, 2021
Ted Cruz wants the freedom to be a Senator without needing to help his constituents.
— JRehling (@JRehling) February 26, 2021
He really wanted to spend some time in Cancun while his constituents were freezing to death and he’s pissed off about it.
— marsh_monster (@the_salty_marsh) February 26, 2021
The Ted Cruz speech ended with somewhere between a Howard Dean and a Kimberly Guilfoyle.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 26, 2021
And Cruz did this, too.
First CPAC mention of the domestic terrorist attack on the capitol comes from Ted Cruz.
He makes fun of AOC for being scared.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) February 26, 2021
Well, while Cruz was being blasted over his trip to Cancun, AOC raised nearly $5 million for Texans that were hit hard by the weather crisis. Maybe he shouldn’t have gone there, either.