As all of us have heard by now, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to escape the bitter cold of Texas during one of the worst crises in the state’s history for a vacation in Cancun, Mexico.
The shamed Republican returned to Houston yesterday and has been eating an awful lot of crow for his decision to leave as his constituents struggle.
“I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane, because on the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our family. That’s something Texans have been doing across the state,” said Cruz, who had said in an earlier statement that he flew to Mexico because his daughters had asked to take a trip and he was trying to be a “good dad.”
It’s called leadership, Ted. You don’t leave for vacation when people are dying. These people voted you in as leader, and they didn’t vote for you to be on your own agenda.
We were let down by Cruz’s actions, the same way New York Governor Andrew Cuomo let down elderly folks in nursing homes. Both sets of actions have consequences. These two, along with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper don’t deserve to be leaders of the respective states they represent.
All of them have forgotten who they work for and it’s sad.
We deserve better than this from our elected officials. It’s called being honest and doing the right thing. As simple as it seems, Cruz, Cuomo and Cooper forgot that because of corruption.
Cruz didn’t need a vacation. He needed to be in Texas helping those in his home state.
Cuomo didn’t need to lie about nursing home deaths. He should’ve been honest from the beginning. So what if the Trump Administration was pressuring New York and pushing a possible investigation. The truth shall set you free in the end, if you don’t have anything to hide.
Cooper’s policies continue to hurt North Carolinians and he doesn’t give a you know what about it. He can start being honest with people before more businesses are lost and more students are held back.
Listen to Pat’s thoughts on the Three C’s of failed leadership below.