Ted Cruz may have had a delightfully “evil” response to a group claiming to uncover the Zodiac Killer’s real identity, but people aren’t thrilled with his reaction to that Cancun-and-Snowflake themed Halloween costume. Sure, he’s being a little bit self-deprecating, but there’s also plenty missing from his response. Let’s back up a bit.
A pair of brilliant Halloween costumes surfaced down in Texas from Rose Clouston, the director of voter protection for Texas Democratic Party, and Steven Becerra, who dreamed up “the scariest thing we could think of.” They did a pitch-perfect rendition with Steven dressing up as Ted doing the Airport Walk of Shame after he fled responsibility for his frozen constituents for a sunny Cancun vacation. Ted left his dog, Snowflake, behind with a security guard, and the dog was spotted (looking all lonesome) in the front glass door of his home. And Ted, apparently, loved the recreation
“Ok, I laughed out loud at this one,” Ted merrily tweeted. “Snowflake had a wonderful Halloween, and he was thrilled to be remembered in a costume!”
Ok, I laughed out loud at this one.
Snowflake had a wonderful Halloween, and he was thrilled to be remembered in a costume!
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 1, 2021
To give Cruz the benefit of the doubt here (I know), he may have thought the best political move here was to show that he can, you know, laugh at himself. What a sport! However, a lot of people wanted to know why he found anything about this situation — a fatal one, in which people literally froze in their homes — to be so funny. If he had acknowledged, even slightly, that he actually made a wrong move, these responses would have turned out much differently.
Nothing much funny about leaving your constituents during an emergency. Do better Texas
— Jenny Mac (@jlmac24) November 1, 2021
Got that grid fixed yet Rafael? Or are you planning on asking blue states to bail you out again this winter?
— Mitch Smith (@mitchmws) November 1, 2021
210 Texans perished in the storm, and you “LOL” at an image of you abandoning them?
— malcolm_hex Ⓥ (@ajagoff) November 1, 2021
Yeah because leaving your constituents in the cold is super funny
— Dangerous (@DBNorCal) November 2, 2021
We are laughing at you not with you remember
— BiggerThenYourself (@ThenYourself) November 1, 2021
That is pretty scary. Not sure why you are laughing. It’s more appalling or sad that this is even a costume. Sad day when the media had to call you to do your job.
— Jason Fitzwater (@JasonCFitzwater) November 2, 2021
You’re not in on the joke no matter how hard you pretend to be.
— Evan (@daviddunn177) November 1, 2021