Cruz’s Ex-Comms Director Slams GOPer’s ‘Dumbass Move’ Amid Mexico Trip Controversy

CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO  - FEBRUARY 18: Ted Cruz checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash over his Mexican family vacation as his home state of Texas endured a Winter storm. The Republican politician came under fire after jetting to the warm holiday destination as hundreds of thousands of people in the lone star state suffered a loss of power. Reports stated that Cruz was due to catch a flight back to Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021 in Cancun, Quintana Roo. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash over his Mexican family vacation as his home state of Texas endured a Winter storm on February 18, 2021 in Cancun, Quintana... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash over his Mexican family vacation as his home state of Texas endured a Winter storm on February 18, 2021 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images) MORE LESS
|
February 19, 2021 9:02 a.m.

Rick Tyler, Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) ex-communications director, on Friday morning panned his former boss’s decision to flee to the beaches of Mexico as Texas suffers a major natural disaster in the form of a snowstorm that’s caused power outages across the state.

“In the very sophisticated world of political communication this is what you call a ‘dumbass move. There’s really no excuse for it,” Tyler said during an appearance on “Morning Joe.”

The former aide also blasted Cruz’s attempt to blame his daughters for the debacle by claiming they had asked to go on the trip and that he was simply being a “good dad” by flying them down to Mexico.

Tyler called the excuse a “really horrendous move.”

“And I promise you they didn’t ask to go to Cancún. This was Senator Ted Cruz’s move,” he added. “And he comes back and suddenly he wants to have a reset and put it all back together. This is gross, negligent, reckless incompetence.”

Watch Tyler below:

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: