After Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, abandoning his fellow Texans to freeze throughout a lethal winter storm, Stephen Colbert recommended that the disgraced senator ought to think about taking a vacation on Mars!
Depending on the place they’re of their respective orbits, Mars is about 34.8 to 250 million miles from Earth, and that’s how a lot distance Sen. Ted Cruz needs to place between him and his current Cancún scandal. Days after the Texan senator was dragged for taking his household on trip whereas his state was struggling a catastrophic winter storm, Stephen Colbert took his flip mocking Cruz, 50, throughout the Feb. 22 episode of The Late Show. While exhibiting a clip of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing down on Mars, a well-known voice was heard: “I’m Ted Cruz, and I’m going to Mars!”
“Shouldn’t you be helping your state get its power back on?” requested the confused NASA employee. “Leaving when so many Texans were hurting, I took the first flight I could get,” stated Cruz (It was, after all, a mock-up, with Ted’s statements pieced collectively from completely different voice clips.) When requested what he would miss most about Earth, Ted ‘said,’ “Failing Texans. Massively.” When this ‘Ted’ discovered that that Mars has a a lot colder temperature than Texas, he declared his choice to leap aboard the Perseverance probe was a “mistake.” However, there was no mistaking the enjoyment within the room when that NASA engineer introduced: “Congratulations, Houston. Ted Cruz has left the planet.”
Many of Ted Cruz’s constituents may need they might ship him off to Mars after he determined to flee the winter storm that left thousands and thousands with out electrical energy, warmth, or water. The scandal started on Wednesday (Feb. 17) after pictures appeared on-line, exhibiting a masked Cruz and his spouse, Heidi Cruz, ready at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Ted’s workforce first blamed his daughters Caroline and Catherine, saying that “with school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” and that “I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.” However, journey business publication Skift reported that Cruz needed to reschedule his flight for Thursday and was initially scheduled to return on Saturday (h/t the Washington Post.)
Shortly after that, the New York Times revealed leaked textual content messages that alleged Heidi planning the journey with their neighbors. “Our house is FREEZING,” she wrote earlier than inviting her buddies to hitch them on the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun.
“From the moment I sat on the plane, I began really second-guessing that decision and saying, ‘Look, I know why we’re doing this, but I’ve also got responsibilities,’” stated Ted on Thursday evening. “Leaving when so many Texans were hurting didn’t feel right, and so I changed my return flight and flew back on the first available flight I could take. Look, it was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it. I was trying to be a dad.”
Texas is probably not so forgiving. When Ted tweeted pictures of him unloading bottles out of an SUV as a part of the aid efforts (“#TexasStrong”), he was mocked for his “fake compassion.” Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had raised almost $5 million in her fundraising efforts to assist out Texas, per CNN.