OPINION: Why Ted Cruz Is the Worst


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Kaikoha De Brum, OwlFeed News Reporter 

Ted Cruz, a name that sends shivers down my back and not the good kind. 

Cruz is the player on the team who hogs the ball and brags to everyone that he “carries the team.” He’s the manager that sits in the office during a rush and complains about employees. If Ted Cruz was a band, he would most definitely be Nickelback. 

Overall, Cruz is not a person well liked by many. I mean, if your own political party does not like you, that says a lot about your character.

If you were to google Ted Cruz, the first thing you would see are the countless articles slamming Cruz for leaving Texas for a Cancun vacation during a harsh winter storm. Texas faced a devastating storm that left many without power or running water. 

The storm took place February 14 and lasted through the 1. Thousands of people in Texas are still struggling from the long term damages the storm created. In times of crisis, a leader is most needed. However, during this time Ted Cruz decided it would be a great opportunity to visit Cancun, Mexico, with his family where the weather is nice, sunny and warm. 

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Abandoning your state, along with the millions of people who live there, during a crisis isn’t very pro-life if you ask me. 

His reason for vacationing during a national crisis was that his children wanted to spend the weekend in Mexico. Cruz told the New York Times, “On the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our families.” If this doesn’t scream ‘privilege,’ I don’t know what does. 

It’s ironic how Cruz would do anything for his family, however, millions of families in Texas were left to fend for themselves as temperatures dropped drastically. Texas is a state known for its sunny weather and when the winter storm hit, the majority of citizens were unprepared and never experienced anything like that before. 

GOP representative Michael McCaul threw shade at Cruz’s poor decision and told businessinsider.com, “Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m there. I’m not going on some vacation.” 

Going on vacation when millions are relying on you for guidance is not a very smart idea.