A horde of left-wing Hollywood elites piled on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) following reports that he was on a plane headed to Cancun alongside his family in the midst of the crisis in Texas, bashing him as a “worm” who is “desperately trying to rebrand from the ‘inspired a deadly insurrection’ motherfucker to the ‘left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun’ motherfucker.”
Cruz made headlines early Thursday after a photo surfaced of the Texas senator boarding a plane with his family en route to Cancun. He released a statement on Thursday, explaining that his daughters “asked to take a trip with friends.”
“Like millions of Texas, our family lost heat and power too,” he said, noting that school had been canceled for his daughters as well.
“Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon,” he said. A photo surfaced later Thursday, showing Cruz carrying his luggage at the Cancun International Airport to return to the Lone Star State.
Still, left-wing celebrities were quick to observe the poor optics of the situation, given the winter storm in Texas that has left millions without power and water.
Seth Rogan, one of Cruz’s top Hollywood critics known for battling him on Twitter, concluded that the Texas senator is “trying to rebrand from the ‘inspired a deadly insurrection’ motherfucker to the ‘left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun’ motherfucker, but luckily he can be both.”
“He’s just that big a motherfucker,” Rogen said.
I think @SenTedCruz is desperately trying to rebrand from the “inspired a deadly insurrection” motherfucker to the “left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun” motherfucker, but luckily he can be both. He’s just that big a motherfucker.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 18, 2021
One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush used the opportunity to call on Cruz to resign. “He is a craven, corrupt, sniveling, selfish hack who is clearly not interested in representing anyone but himself,” Bush said. “My god.”
I truly hope the #TedCruzRESIGN calls get louder and louder. He is a craven, corrupt, sniveling, selfish hack who is clearly not interested in representing anyone but himself. My god. Stealing emergency services from freezing constituents!? #ExpelTedCruzNow https://t.co/wPadkpPGf9
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) February 18, 2021
CBS’ Mom star Kristen Johnston expressed her thoughts in what she branded a “totally bipartisan tweet.”
“Fuck Ted Cruz,” she wrote.
Totally bipartisan tweet:
Fuck Ted Cruz
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) February 18, 2021
“While @tedcruz was flying to Cancun @BetoORourke was actually in Texas making wellness-check- phone-calls. I know this because I was on the zoom—also making calls— and watching him work his ass off for his fellow Texans,” actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano said, calling for more leaders “who lead from a place of love.”
Don’t know if you remember but I asked #cancuncruz to follow me on Twitter yesterday so I could DM him. He didn’t respond. Attached was what I wrote him. It was about trying to get him to co-sponsor the bill to lift the arbitrary timeline on the Equal Rights Amendment.😔#ERANow pic.twitter.com/jc6DGqO2ot
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 18, 2021
“How ugly does a motherfucker have to be before the good people of Texas stop sending him to do their business?” Hellboy star Ron Perlman asked. The day prior, he expressed sympathy for the devil for having to “spend the rest of eternity with Rush Limbaugh.”
How ugly does a motherfucker have to be before the good people of Texas stop sending him to do their business? @SenTedCruz
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) February 18, 2021
“If you’re wondering how far Ted Cruz will go to prove he’s an asshole, it’s 1,800 miles,” comedian Chelsea Handler remarked, piling on with her left-wing counterparts.
If you’re wondering how far Ted Cruz will go to prove he’s an asshole, it’s 1,800 miles. https://t.co/EAeejLfQp3
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 18, 2021
“Do as I say not as I do. Classic,” fellow comedian Sarah Silverman said.
Do as I say not as I do. Classic. https://t.co/MpupoLDxZc
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 18, 2021
“So in TITANTIC, when Rose didn’t share that piece of wood she was floating on, and took a nap while Jack froze to death…Is that pulling a Cruz?” comedian Wanda Sykes added, using the hashtag #thatssocruz.
So in TITANTIC, when Rose didn’t share that piece of wood she was floating on, and took a nap while Jack froze to death…Is that pulling a Cruz?#thatssocruz
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) February 18, 2021
The Great Gatsby star Mia Farrow used the opportunity to urge Texans to “remember this coward.”
Dear #Texas When you come out of this horrific time- and you will because you are the great people of a great state- remember this ⬇️ coward. You deserve better. #TexasFreeze #CancunCruz https://t.co/DjQFvYulAH
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 18, 2021
Similarly, Pulp Fiction actress Rosanna Arquette concluded that Cruz is “not fit to serve the American people in any way shape or form,” calling him a “disgrace.”
Ted Cruz is warming himself in Cancun with his cohorts while the people he is meant to serve in Texas freeze . People are afraid, hungry cold .he is not fit to serve the American people in any way shape or form .he is a disgrace .
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) February 18, 2021
King of Queens actor Patton Oswalt referred to the Texas lawmaker as a “worm,” while Star Trek actor George Takei surmised that the GOP base in Texas will continue to support Cruz to “own the libs.”
lookit this absolute worm https://t.co/oNBpZkLI4K
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 18, 2021
Today is the day Ted Cruz proves that he can do something no compassionate or effective leader would ever do, and the GOP base in Texas will still vote for him because you gotta own the libs.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 18, 2021
“Millions of his constituents are without power and water in freezing temps and @tedcruz is *literally* hopping a plane to spring break in Cancun,” Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi said, adding, “You can’t make this shit up.”
Millions of his constituents are without power and water in freezing temps and @tedcruz is *literally* hopping a plane to spring break in Cancun.
You can't make this shit up. https://t.co/dzt9JGeOxi
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) February 18, 2021
Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo also used the news to encourage Texans to register to vote and turn Texas blue.
“@GovAbbott is up for re-election soon & Cancun @tedcruz after that,” she said.
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) February 18, 2021
“That moment when you incorrectly answer the question ‘Should we still go to Cancun?'” Billions actor Mike Birbiglia asked.
That moment when you incorrectly answer the question "Should we still go to Cancun?"
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) February 18, 2021
In his statement released on Thursday, Cruz said he remains in “constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.”
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) February 18, 2021
“We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe,” he said.
Texas officials say that the Texas power grid was “seconds or minutes” from catastrophic failure on Sunday night.