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Ted Cruz tried to repair his image - and it immediately backfired

Ted Cruz is facing more controversy, and it's not about his choice of where to vacation during the pandemic when the community needs him.

Ted Cruz tried to repair his image - and it immediately backfired

Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a press conference after Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill, October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Many of us know that Sen. Ted Cruz was recently at the hands of scrutiny last week, for abandoning his home state of Texas during the historically frigid winter storm Uri, to accompany his children to Cancun, Mexico.

But now, Cruz is facing more controversy, and it's not about his choice of where to vacation during the pandemic when the community needs him.


In what could be deemed as an attempt to repair his image, Cruz took to Twitter with photos of himself handing out water bottles to people. The caption "#TexasStrong."

Those who saw the photos believed they were staged and suggested that he quarantine.


Others compared Cruz's gesture to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) campaign to raise more than $3 million for the people of Texas.

"Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon," Cruz said in a statement explaining why he traveled. "My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm."

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It's always a delight to see people who have influence use their platforms to give back to those in need.

Recently, Texas GOP Rep. Michael McCaul criticized Cruz on CNN saying, "Look, when a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation. I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake and he's owned up to that, but I think that was a big mistake and as for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out and my constituents, and that's what we should be doing in a time of crisis."

Moreover, the winter storm last week caused millions of people residing in Texas to lose electricity, experience water shortages and floods in their homes due to the cold temperatures bursting the pipes.

Additionally, President Joe Biden stated that the storm was a "major disaster" that will begin to be rectified using federal funds allocated to the state.

What are your thoughts on Sen.Ted Cruz's recent gesture to hand out water? Do you think it was genuine?

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