Ted Cruz and his Cancun vacation get annihilated by Warriors coach Steve Kerr
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is chiming in on Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s abandoned vacation to Cancun.
Cruz made headlines for taking a trip to Cancun despite millions of Texans being without power due to the winter storm that swept the country earlier this week. He cut the vacation short after being exposed to backlash:
Spoke to a source at United Airlines, Senator Ted Cruz rebooked his flight back to Houston from Cancun for this afternoon at around 6 a.m. today (Thursday). He was originally scheduled to return on Saturday.https://t.co/QV9xgibIQ9
— Edward Russell (@ByERussell) February 18, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz is flying back to Texas after uproar, saying he flew to Cancun to be a "good dad" because his children wanted a trip.
Texas is currently facing mass blackouts:
– 13 million hit by water disruption
– Millions told to boil water
– 500,000 homes still without power pic.twitter.com/DzgNELqdyr
— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 18, 2021
Kerr is among the many to speak on the situation:
“1, 2, 3, ‘CAN-CUN!’” https://t.co/Tg0nw3YQp0
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) February 18, 2021
For those who might be unaware, the caption is a reference to former Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Van Exel, who used the phrase during a practice with L.A. on the brink of elimination during the 1998 Western Conference Finals.
Kerr has often used his platform to speak on political and social issues. This was not so much a statement as a brief chirp, but the Dubs head coach still had some input.
For his part, Cruz said he was trying to orchestrate a getaway for his daughters:
“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” Ted Cruz said, via Rebecca Shabad of NBC News. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.”
It seems unlikely that answer will be acceptable for many of Cruz’s constituents.
Cruz himself has not been shy about mixing it up with NBA personnel. He engaged Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in a war of words regarding the low television ratings during the 2020 NBA Finals, claiming the league was engaged in “left-wing political lecture.” Cruz also alluded to the NBA’s business partnerships in China.
The Texas Senator is now in the thick of it as he returns home.