Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped the anonymous source who leaked his wife’s texts over their impromptu vacation to Cancun to The New York Times.
Cruz appeared on Tuesday’s episode of the podcast “Ruthless” to discuss the winter storm in Texas, the state of President Joe Biden’s nominees to top administration posts, and his Cancun vacation cut short last week amid a torrent of media criticism and scrutiny. The scandal that erupted last week was almost entirely based on optics; Cruz left his Texas home for Cancun while his state was ravaged by a winter storm and widespread blackouts.
The backlash against Cruz worsened after two anonymous sources leaked texts from his wife, Heidi, about their vacation to the Times.
“Yeah, I will say Heidi is pretty pissed at that,” Cruz said on the podcast. “It’s a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and just, you know, here’s a suggestion: just don’t be a**holes. Treat each other as human beings. Have some degree, some modicum of respect.”
Last week, Heidi had invited neighbors to join the Cruz family at the popular vacation destination in a hotel the family had stayed at “many times.” The Times reported the texts on Thursday, the day after the Cruz family had left for Cancun and the day of the Texas senator’s return:
Text messages sent from Ms. Cruz to friends and Houston neighbors on Wednesday revealed a hastily planned trip. Their house was “FREEZING,” as Ms. Cruz put it — and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Ms. Cruz invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where they had stayed “many times,” noting the room price this week ($309 pe... (Read more)
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