Ted Cruz tweets about Cancun flights ahead of TX freeze

Twitter is abuzz following a recent Ted Cruz tweet.

The trip drew criticism from leaders in both parties and was seen as potentially damaging to Cruz’s future political ambitions as many of his constituents were left without electricity, according to reporting by The Associated Press.

One year later, as another February cold front moves through Texas, the rehashing of the trip has Twitter abuzz as a new hashtag trends.

“Inflation is out of control,” Cruz tweeted on Wednesday. He indicated gas, food and lumber prices had also increased by using an upwards arrow emoticon.

He ended the tweet by writing: “And tickets to Cancun are up 32%!”

The tweet received mixed reactions online and helped get the hashtag #Texasfreeze and word #Cancun trending on Twitter.

Cruz flew with his family to Cancun in Feb. 2021 while seven million people, one-quarter of the population of the nation’s second-largest state, were ordered to boil tap water before drinking the water by Texas officials, after days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes, according to reporting by The AP.

The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane last year. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it,” he told reporters for The AP.

Cruz returned stateside after roughly 24 hours saying the vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake.”

While his personal Twitter account featured the inflation tweet on Wednesday, Cruz’s official Senate account shared advice several times beginning Monday about how Texans can prepare for winter weather.

For instance:

This week’s anticipated conditions are reminiscent of last year’s winter storm, but the NWS stated “this will not be a repeat in severity and impacts of the February 2021 winter storm.”

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