Texas is in the midst of a historic and tragic power outage which has led to water, food and heat shortages.
However, Texas senator Ted Cruz believed it was an ideal time to take a vacation to Cancun.
So, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr took to Twitter to torch Cruz for his decision.
“1, 2, 3, ‘CAN-CUN!’” https://t.co/Tg0nw3YQp0
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) February 18, 2021
This isn’t the first time Kerr has voiced his frustrations with politicians. He spoke out numerous times about former President Donald Trump during his presidency.
Steve Kerr gives his candid thoughts on the Muslim Ban. pic.twitter.com/ex1CI7Ob3d
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 30, 2017
If Trump applied for a job with any company in the US, HR would deny his hiring. 26 sexual assault allegations, 6 bankruptcies, numerous lawsuits, + countless charges of racism going back decades. Yet we have no problem hiring him to be president? Think about that before u vote!
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) October 28, 2020
Cruz issued a statement after the photos of him in the airport and on the airplane went viral.
“With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” Cruz said. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.”
Kerr wasn’t alone in berating the senator. Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett gave his opinion on the situation in a CNN interview.
"The most important thing is to be a good senator," says Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett on GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun. "It's disappointing. It really sends out a message that there's one standard for the jet-setters and one standard for the rest of us." pic.twitter.com/dLpUtuKVog
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 18, 2021
Furthermore, Texas Democrats have made it clear that they want Cruz to resign for his actions.
Amid all the criticism, Texas is still enduring a massive power outage due to severe weather conditions.