Colleague Paul Steinhauser confirms GOP TX Sen Ted Cruz traveled to Cancun amid the TX storm/power outages. GOP Source: “the photos speak for themselves”

@GregAbbott_TX @tedcruz Ted Cruz & @heidiscruz boarding a flight to Cancun, while millions of Texans are freezing and without power.

Well Senator Cruz is flying to Cancun while millions of Texans do not have electricity #Priorities #ThanksforNothingSenator @ProjectLincoln @keithedwards @shannonrwatts

@contrashelby It’s seriously so ridiculous here rn. We haven’t had power for a full day in like 4 days now. And yesterday we woke up to this in our kitchen. My roommates room also got flooded from a busted pipe as well. Our infrastructure was not built for this shit 😭

My grandma— a 100 year old lifelong Republican(turned Democrat in 2016), wife of WWII veteran, freezing in her own home #AbbottFailedTexas

Keeping our little precious warm during these #houstonpoweroutage – my little Cherlene snuggled up in our tent pitched in our living room – staying warm during #houstonfreeze – this has been some trying times being 37 weeks pregnant… #Houston

Some people are burning their furniture to stay warm. I’m sure they’d rather be in Cancun with @SenTedCruz.

My niece in #Texas . Burning kids toys and furniture to keep the kids warm. They went 2 days w/o power. Got a hotel room yesterday afternoon. #GregAbbottFailedTexas

@janetjanssen @chrislhayes I chopped up a dresser. Untreated pine I planned to paint. My procrastination finally paid off. 😂 Got us through the dark hours. I had fire watch all night 😴 Got to feed our neighbors today too. Really thankful for chance to share our blessings. 🥰

This is not a third world country. This is Houston, Texas. I spotted a line of people filing up buckets of water from a spicket at Haden Park. Why? Millions either have no water or are under a Boil Water Advisory.

FREEZING IN TEXAS: Water cascades down the stairs and out the doors of an apartment building in Austin after pipes burst amid winter weather. https://t.co/taQ0jgniiT

Now on 40 hours without electricity. Everything in our fridge is ruined. We put some food outside to stay frozen. Our only candle for light is almost out.

Texas ain’t doing so hot right now especially us about an hour out from Dallas.

This was our bedroom window.

@NoTrumpJewel @janetjanssen This was a major highway in Monday, after the snow stopped. Now everything is ice. No salt. No plows.

@GregAbbott_TX People are purchasing wood at Home Depot to stay alive! You need to move faster.

3 hours of power/heat since Sunday— living in a tent in our living room #TexasFreeze #Texas #GregAbbott #GregAbbottFailedTexas #FreezingInTexas

Another night in the living room tent with no power. Sad little starter burning as we only have one firelog left.

@janetjanssen @chrislhayes 24 hours of no water. Intermittent power. And we are one of the lucky ones.

@HannaBattahFox4 I am so thankful my nephew took me in after staying 2 days in apartment without power only to be waken by early call apartment flooding from pipe burst so rushed home. Now homeless while insurance try to find me lodging.

Well, here’s what made me cry yesterday. This is the lobby of George Allen Courthouse yesterday. I’ve heard there are other leaks but don’t have confirmation. Video was taken by essential staff but I don’t know whom to credit.

@EvilMopacATX Honestly you’re right. We were without power two days, pipes burst, apartment flooding, and apartment maintenance came rushing in and there were 6 of us now altogether mask-less. Real-time worries superseded long term worries at that moment 😞

12 °c outdoors
41°f indoors
No power
No hot water
No heating
No appliances
No internet
40+ hours
Surviving #SnowStorm2021
#pandemic
#offline
#flooding
#evacuation
#AustinPowerOutage
..Disaster gets worse the water pipe in the roof bursts, flooded my apt >evacuation #luckyescape

this is exactly why those “it’s just some snow” jokes are not fucking funny. we get it, but texas doesn’t have the capabilities/infrastructure for this kind of weather. it’s entirely bigger than other states think. i’m gonna post his cash app in the thread pls, anything will help

Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/pictures-of-what-texas-is-like

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