Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-Texas) is being held accountable for an old tweet.
Last summer, Cruz chastised California
for requiring residents to conserve energy in the midst of a power outage, claiming that it demonstrated the state's inability to perform "even basic functions of civilization."
Texas, on the other hand, is currently experiencing its own power outages.
The Texas Electric Reliability Council urged residents to conserve energy in the face of power plant outages and rising electricity demand.
Cruz, of course, has a history
of dealing with his state's persistent power issues.
Or, more accurately, not dealing with them: In February, after a winter storm knocked out power and caused widespread outages, Cruz jetted off to sunny Cancun for a vacation.
Cruz's original tweet from last summer, when the Golden State Warriors were struggling with power, is as follows:
Biden/Harris/AOC want to make California's failed energy policy
the national standard. I hope you don't like air conditioning! https://t.co/UkKBq9HkoK
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 19, 2020
That tweet came back to haunt Cruz during the winter energy crisis, and now Twitter
users are mocking him again in light of the most recent news
Hello, Ted... https://t.co/gJkwHKyJAS
— Pete Woods, Space
Guardian (@thatpetewoods) June 14, 2021
— Robert Crash
Sheridan #EndGunViolence (@CrashSheridan) June 14, 2021 https://t.co/7mPzCG2Ef1
You idiot, hurry to Cancun. https://t.co/XruujdjRSW
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) June 14, 2021
— John Arndt (@JohnMA_24) June 14, 2021
Hey, Teddothy, how are we feeling about your stance on California's grid in the midst of Texas' stellar 2021?Pretty good, it doesn't seem! https://t.co/cxa2eDFVz1
pic.twitter.com/ury2Pkpyq3 — Eva Cantor, NG+ Poster (@TethysNoodler) June 15, 2021
— Michael Westby (@tazinib1) June 15, 2021
Aytollah @Tedcruz, I hear Cancun is lovely this time of year. https://t.co/0eZOYG8Bz6
— Tengrain 6-feet-away-or-6-feet-under (@Tengrain) June 15, 2021
The Texas Grid...a FAILURES story https://t.co/JKdH8muHlQ
— Insert Witty Name Here (@BiologyLost) June 14, 2021
Unknown Stuntman (@CaptainQuint) June 14, 2021 https://t.co/5y6phL3uFC
I wonder if @TedCruz would like to change his tune after today's ERCOT announcement, or if he is too busy planning a trip to Cancun? https://t.co/IszVtAGfdh
— KMG365 (@starbucksgirl51) June 14, 2021
Are you the senator from Texas, or are you not? https://t.co/Xf8KWvYYOc
— Caravans of Retirees (@TwinmomSue) June 14, 2021