Texas Democrats are leaving the state in an effort to prevent the Texas House from passing a restrictive voting bill. The measure includes restrictions on absentee voting and bans on 24-hour and drive through voting, and Democrats are refusing to return to Texas until August 6, when the special legislative session ends. It’s a bold move — and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having none of it.

Yesterday, Cruz appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” to express his disappointment with the opposing political party for their departures. “What you’re seeing the Democrats do here — it is a political stunt.  And you know, I will say it’s ironic,” he told hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino. “As they’re getting on their private jet to fly to Washington D.C., they almost surely had to show identification to get on that jet,” he said.

“They’re doing this in a fit because they don’t want mailed in ballots to be verified, they don’t want the signatures to be verified. They don’t want basic integrity steps to be strengthened in Texas,” he continued. “This is at the end of the day, politics, and they need to get back to doing their jobs.”

But viewers were quick to point out the Senator’s hypocrisy: Cruz himself had fled in the midst like of a state-wide power crisis that left millions of Texans without food, water or heat. Hundreds of Cruz’s constituents literally froze to death in darkness while Cruz and his family took a vacation to Cancun.

And Twitter let him have it.

Finally, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro, provided Cruz with a suggestion.

“Texas Democrats left the state to fight for voting rights. Ted Cruz left the state to sip drinks on a Cancun beach,” he wrote.

“I’d sit this one out, Ted.”

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