Republican Senator Ted Cruz admitted that his decision to go on a trip to sunny Cancun as Texans froze without power, water, or heat was “a mistake.”
And like Cruz was not already in the doghouse for the untimely family trip, leaving behind his dog alone at the Houston luxurious mansion was yet another mistake.
“Just drove by Ted Cruz’s house in Houston,” a reporter for the New York Magazine’s Intelligencer said. “His lights are off but a neighbor told me the block got its power back last night. Also, Ted appears to have left behind the family poodle.”
The news sparked more backlashes at the Republican lawmaker who did not take Snowflake the poodle to Cancun.
“Tell me they really didn’t leave that dog home alone, one said. Another added: “That pooch deserves better.”
“Snowflake has now joined the 99.9 percent of Americans who reportedly can’t stand Ted Cruz,” a third mocked.
Protesters welcomed Cruz at the airport as he landed back in Texas and he needed a police escort to reach home.
“It was obviously a mistake and in hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it,” he told reporters. “I was trying to be a dad and all of us have made decisions – when you’ve got two girls who have been cold for two days, and haven’t had heat or power, and they are saying: ‘Look, we don’t have school, why don’t we go, let’s get out of here.”