Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to brush off controversy over his trip to Cancun on Monday night, saying he got bad press for leaving Texas high and dry because the media “was suffering from Trump’s withdrawal “.
Over the past few days, the Texas senator has found himself the target of a storm of criticism for his deaf decision to flee to a tropical getaway as his home state struggled through a deadly winter storm that left behind million people without electricity, water and water. Heat. After quickly returning home Thursday, Cruz continued to blame the trip several times on his young daughters, claiming that he was just trying to be a “good father”.
While Cruz still faces a widespread backlash, he has found a champion in Fox News host Sean Hannity, who falsely portrayed the Senator’s trip as nothing more than a “quick drop-off” and “escort” of his daughters. (Cruz was forced to admit he had to stay until Sunday and only got home earlier due to the controversy.)
Interviewing Cruz on Monday night, Hannity once again portrayed Cruz as a simple loving father trying to make sure his daughters arrive in Cancun safely, while wondering aloud why Cruz was taking so much heat from the media.
“You dropped your daughters off in Mexico, you got home in a day, probably less than a day,” Hannity said. “And here you have a scandal with Governor Cuomo barely mentioned on these so-called other news networks.
“You’re like 24/7 because you dropped someone off and went home. I still think you could be a father and a senator at the same time, ”he added. “Where is the proportionality of the crowd and the media?”
Cruz agreed with the pro-Trump Fox News star.
“I think the media is suffering from Trump’s withdrawal, where they attacked Trump every day for four years,” he said. “They don’t know what to do, so they’re obsessed with taking my daughters to the beach.”
In the wake, the Texas senator raised his questioning of Merrick Garland during Monday’s Senate confirmation hearings, stressing that he had pressed the candidate for attorney general if he would investigate the Cuomo administration.
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