Cruz’s flight of shame meets a blizzard of condemnation

Using a crisis that includes an imploding power grid and a brutal snow storm as a reason to embark on a five-star holiday is not one of the optional responses outlined in any political manual, as Texas Senator Ted Cruz found out last week

21st February, 2021
Cruz’s flight of shame meets a blizzard of condemnation
A pedestrian walks by a digital billboard truck with an image of US Senator Ted Cruz in a parking lot near Senator Cruz’s home in Houston, Texas. Picture: Getty

Rule number one. When you’re in a political hole of your own making, stop digging.

Rule number two. Don’t blame your ten-year-old daughter for your catastrophic error in judgment.

Rule number three. Whatever else you do, don’t abandon your poodle in sub-zero conditions.

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