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Ted Cruz says his wife is 'pissed' over leaked Cancn texts, suggests people 'just don't be a--holes

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 23 Feb 2021


<p><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/603511dfbed5c50011a2c041-2000/cruz-airport-police.jpg" border="0" alt="cruz airport police" data-mce-source="MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images" data-mce-caption="Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday said his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "pretty pissed" about <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/heidi-cruz-text-messages-planning-mexico-trip-ted-cruz-2021-2">leaked texts</a> from a group chat regarding their widely ridiculed jaunt to Cancn, Mexico, last week.</p><p>"Heidi's pretty pissed at that," Cruz said on the "Ruthless" podcast, referring to the leaked texts. "She actually was over at her neighbor's house yesterday sort of walking through."</p><p>After news broke of the Cruzes' trip to Cancn, texts <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/heidi-cruz-text-messages-planning-mexico-trip-ted-cruz-2021-2">were leaked to Insider</a> and The New York Times from a group chat in which Heidi Cruz seemed to urge neighbors to join them on the excursion.</p><p>"It's a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and just, you know, here's a suggestion: Just don't be a--holes," Cruz said. "Just treat each other as human beings. Have some degree, some modicum of respect."</p><div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en" data-cards="" data-conversation=""><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells <a href="https://twitter.com/RuthlessPodcast'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RuthlessPodcast</a> his wife Heidi is pretty pissed about the leaked Cancun texts:<br><br>It's a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty and just ... Heres a suggestion, just dont be assholes. Just treat each other as human beings. <a href="https://t.co/ANtsOFmkfu">pic.twitter.com/ANtsOFmkfu</a></p> The Recount (@therecount) <a href="https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/1364195201191993344'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div><p>The Texas Republican has faced a wave of criticism and mockery for traveling to Cancn as his state faced a deadly winter storm that left millions without power on top of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p><p>Cruz was spotted traveling to Cancn on Wednesday. Within hours, he changed his travel plans and flew back to Texas on Thursday.</p><p>He blamed the trip on his daughters, saying they wanted to escape the cold and he wanted to be a "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-defends-mexico-trip-good-dad-winter-storm-2021-2">good dad</a>." Cruz told reporters that he originally planned to stay in Cancn until Saturday but that the "firestorm" he saw in response to the trip <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-left-cancun-earlier-planned-amid-torrent-of-criticism-2021-2">led him to return early</a>. The Texas senator described the tropical vacation as "obviously a mistake."</p><p>But Cruz has already changed his tone.</p><p>On Monday, he told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the media was "obsessed" with his Cancn trip because major news outlets were "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-slams-media-mexico-trip-trump-withdrawal-2021-2">suffering from Trump withdrawal</a>."</p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-wife-pissed-cancun-texts-people-dont-be-assholes-2021-2#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/pikes-peak-hill-climb-colorado-most-dangerous-racetrack-2020-2">Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America</a></p>
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