Cruz initially tried to blame his daughters for the holiday, which he cut short Thursday after mounting criticism. The Texas Republican later admitted traveling as his home state suffers widespread blackouts from winter storms wasn’t the greatest of looks.
Trump sycophant Gaetz, however, was not among them.
Rather, he declared in the early hours of Friday:
Many Twitter users agreed, but not in the way Gaetz was likely hoping.
Instead, they argued, Cruz should have simply resigned over the scandal:
Real Men™ abdicate their duty in a time of crisis, throw their children under the bus to sell a lazy lie, and then DON’T apologize. https://t.co/ZmucjOUWfb
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) February 19, 2021