Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, mentioned his spouse Heidi is “fairly p—ed” after somebody apparently leaked her texts with neighbors inviting them to flee to Mexico amid a harsh winter storm in Texas earlier in February.
“I will say, Heidi’s fairly p—ed at that,” Cruz mentioned on the “Ruthless” podcast. “She texted a number of of our neighbors. Now look, our neighbors, we have quite a lot of Republicans who’re our neighbors, however we even have quite a lot of Democrats.”
“It is a signal of how ridiculously politicized and nasty — here is a suggestion, simply do not be a–holes. Deal with one another as human beings,” he continued.
Whereas Texans struggled following lethal winter storms that devastated the state’s energy grid, the Republican senator landed in scorching water after footage emerged on social media exhibiting him and his household flying to Mexico for trip. Cruz flew again to Houston the subsequent day amid the backlash. He later admitted it was a mistake.
Days later, leaked texts revealed Heidi discussing frigid situations in Texas and alluring neighbors on a getaway journey to a resort in Cancun, Mexico, at the same time as state residents have been with out energy or clear water.
Within the texts obtained by the New York Times, Heidi Cruz reportedly instructed neighbors on a gaggle thread Wednesday that her house was “FREEZING.” She invited neighbors to hitch the Cruz household on a visit to the Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, including that that they had stayed there “many instances.”
Cruz additionally pushed again towards stories that the household canine, Snowflake, was at risk when the household left city on the podcast.
“I spend an excessive amount of time on Twitter, so I’ve seen apparently I actually fed Snowflake to the wolves,” Cruz mentioned. “Of all of the ridiculous tales, look, I love Snowflake. He was house with a dogsitter, and truly the warmth and energy was again on. This reporter went to our home and took an image of Snowflake searching the entrance door, which he does most days.”
Cruz mentioned there can be “some very actual questions” after the Texas energy grid failed.
“I believe lots of Texans are rightly p—ed off,” he mentioned. “We are the power capital of the world, and we could not preserve our friggin’ lights on or our warmth on, and that is infuriating. So there are going to be some very actual questions on why the grid wasn’t ready to deal with this.”
Fox Information’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Fox Enterprise’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.