In February of this year, Cruz literally fled the country amidst a dangerous winter storm, leaving hundreds of Texans behind, freezing to death in darkness, opting to take a relaxing Cancun vacation instead of aiding his constituents when they needed him most.
Still, that didn’t stop the senator from weighing in a video shared by the Republican National Committee, during which a reporter addresses a Texas family who had “been going to the airport for two weeks” in an attempt to leave Afghanistan. Cruz quote-tweeted the video, writing: “This is horrifying. And wrong. America doesn’t leave Americans behind.”
True, but also... remember Cancun? Texans do. #Hypocrisy https://t.co/f2PxBV4UmI
This was the senator’s second blunder of the day (of which we’re aware), as he also incorrectly tweeted a video of “Joe Biden’s Afghanistan,” in which he claimed the Taliban was “hanging a man from an American Blackhawk helicopter.”
Unless we are going to Cancun? Seriously, F you, @tedcruz! 🤬🖕 https://t.co/2HxpZaIyXW
However several experts on the ground quickly debunked Cruz’s claim: No one was “hanging” from a helicopter, someone was simply trying to fix a flag over a building.
“A viral video claiming to show a man being brutally hanged from a helicopter in Kandahar was likely an attempt to fix a flag over a public building, not a hanging,” journalist Shayan Sardarizadeh tweeted. “A separate video of the incident shows the man is clearly alive and waving in the air.”
@tedcruz Because if there’s anyone who should be giving lectures about “leaving Americans behind,” it’s this guy: https://t.co/pjVdj7vJYi
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)