Someone Leaks Heidi Cruz’s Damning Group Chat Texts About Cancún Trip. Schadenfreude Ensues. | Talking Points Memo

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), facing an outpouring of backlash after being caught fleeing to a tropical getaway in Mexico on Wednesday as millions of Texans went without running water or heat during a snowstorm, attempted to do some damage control on Thursday by returning to Texas and shamelessly pinning the blame on his kids. His two pre-teen daughters had asked to go to Cancún, the Republican senator claimed, and “wanting to be a good dad,” he decided to fly with them on Wednesday night.


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Yesterday was a good day because everyone was able to hit pause and sh!t on Ted Cruz.

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What is it that major pols and rich and famous people don’t get about the 'Intertubes"? They might as well post their messages on highway billboards. ETA: the 1 smart thing Mr. Trump did was to never use email so there would be no electronic record of his improper communications.

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Rafael got caught in the act and it’s just astonishing to see how the GOP’s 24/7 BS Machine is dialed up to 11 to defend him.

Memories of living in Pennsylvania when Hurricane Agnes hit and delivered a damaging blow to Wilkes-Barre and Congressman Dan Flood immediately went back to his district and took command getting relief supplies distributed and cleanup crews organized.

Nice to see folks like Beto and The Castro Brothers stepping up and doing the Dan Flood role. Oh and AOC raised a million dollars in aid for Texans.

By the way where is Cornyn? Hiding like the chicken he really is?

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Hehehe

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Another moment in time that can be put to good use. This week in Texas has been one of plain, simple contrasts. It should be useful in the future.

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Carnival Cruz goes on the road. Flops.

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And he leaves his poodle “Snowflake” behind in a cold house….with his “caretaker”…

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The brutal fact that at least two people in the Cruzs’ inner circle (or at least in close proximity to them) saw fit to leak embarrassing private texts to one of the biggest news outlets in the country didn’t go unnoticed

This restores my faith in people just a little.

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We dogs remember shit like that for a lloooooooong time.

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Ted Cruz is a liar?

shocked

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Not all the conservative groups, according to Ashley Parker at WaPo.

On Cruz’s trip, at least, almost everyone could agree: “Nope. This is politics 101. Incredibly stupid move,” tweeted Charlie Spiering, White House correspondent for the conservative Breitbart News.

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It will be a good day if this leads to his removal from the Senate, i.e. losing his next election ('cause he’s not resigning over this).

His campaign begins in earnest 3 years from now. Lotta time for people to forget their outrage, also a lot of time for him to do even more incredibly stupid and selfish things. Ultimately this db doesn’t belong in the Senate. He shouldn’t have been re-elected last time. Here’s hoping the voters of Texas don’t forget this. Also, here’s hoping he isn’t primaried by an even bigger db or Q acolyte who wins his seat.

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Dog left behind in a freezing house while owner flees to Mexico. Yup, that sounds like great optics there Teddy boy… And I do hope you had sense enough to get covid tested along the way or is that not necessary cuz senators are exempt?

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It’s really sad when you own peeps bust you because you disgust them.

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Excuse me, Senator. Mitt Romney is on line one asking what you were thinking when you left the dog.
Someone is also on line two. We aren’t sure who it is, but we think it’s McConnell. He keeps laughing and saying “who is 'dour, sullen, and unsmiling now”.

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Framed as a stupid political move, not a disgraceful public servant move.

#values
#integrity
#priorities

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It was probably Raffi’s dad who leaked the text. You just can’t trust someone who killed JFK, you know?

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