After Texas Senator, Ted Cruz returned from his controversial trip to Mexico while his state suffered from repercussions of a deadly winter storm, old tweets of him claiming that he will “believe in climate change when Texas freezes over” resurfaced. While there has been no evidence of the Senator tweeting those words himself, Rep. Cruz on Friday was bombarded with it as users shared what looks like a screenshot of a September 8, 2016 tweet from Cruz's phone. Not just that, Texans launched a meme fest with the words in the tweet appearing over an image of his face across the internet. The satire notably took over social media by storm that attributed the baseless and hilarious statement to the Texan senator.
[Ted Cruz said it was a 'mistake' to leave the state and returned home after facing backlash. Credit: Associated Press.]
While the phone screenshots remain unconfirmed, Cruz has widely, in his appearance on television, disputed the scientific phenomenon that is shaping the climate due to pollution caused by humans. The Texas Senator has denied the existence of human-caused climate change, debating in 2015 on US broadcasting networks that the satellite data showed "there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years." In an NPR interview later that year, he said "climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big-government politician who wants more power.” Moreover, the Republican politician defended his victory for Senate seat from then-Rep. Beto O’Rourke, saying, “the climate has been changing from the dawn of time.” Now that the Senator has returned from Cancun, his hypocritical tweet has once again returned online.
The dude went to Cancun and left a little white poodle named Snowflake in a house without heat.— ken olin (@kenolin1) February 19, 2021
And that’s the guy Texas chose over @BetoORourke. Something’s not right in the Lone Star State.
"I'll believe in climate change when texas freezes over"— Deja-Janae (@DejaJanae3) February 18, 2021
He told y'all straight up, he knew but didn't believe so....
I laughed for a quick second about #CancunCruz, but immediately snapped out of it thinking how despicable it was for a climate change denier to flee his state for tropical weather while so many of the vulnerable people he represents LITERALLY freeze to death. Ted Cruz resign now.— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) February 18, 2021
ICYMI: My earlier tweet with the Ted Cruz quote about him not believing in climate change till "Texas freezes over" might not be real, so I am deleting it. What is TRUE is that Cruz IS a climate change denialist and a grotesquely callous politician, even by current GOP standards. pic.twitter.com/Ui5U1G0MHy— Crying Freeman (@tomodachi1977) February 19, 2021
It isn't JUST that Ted Cruz left TX during a disaster—though that is bad enough. It's also that he went on vacation to MX during a pandemic. He defended Trump's remarks about Mexicans being drug dealers & rapists. Funny how MX is the first place he escapes to when shit gets hard.— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) February 18, 2021
2017 - Ted Cruz continues to be defiant about climate change. pic.twitter.com/EW7jLrBXAE— A. ðµð· (@ARelz527) February 19, 2021
You would think that the representative of those without heat and power during a winter storm would be experiencing sleepless nights organizing logistical support for those suffering. Days would be dedicated to delivering blankets and wood. Instead, Ted Cruz is flying to Cancun.— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) February 18, 2021
Family stands together in the storms and tough times.— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) February 18, 2021
Don’t be a Fled Cruz.
Senator Ted Cruz was bombarded with his nasty ‘When Texas freezes over’ tweet after he was caught by the media returning from a family vacation trip, as his fellow Houston natives were left without water or power supply amid a winter storm where Texas literally ‘froze over’. Friday, sources of Associated Press and Fox News confirmed the KSAT reporting about the senator’s trip to Mexico, a day after he was photographed at the airport. Following his departure, social media, including fellow Texans, roasted Cruz for his irresponsible behaviour, fleeing state it was ‘freezing over’. In addition to the launch of his humorous statement about climate change, people made fun of the Senator’s trip amid the mounting hardships, while they struggled to get water or electricity.