Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi are pretty angry at their supposed friend who leaked text messages about their controversial trip to Cancún.
During an interview with the “Ruthless” podcast on Wednesday, the Texan senator said his wife is “------” over the leak, which revealed that they were traveling to Mexico as millions in the state were without power, water, and heat.
“I will say, Heidi’s pretty ------ at that,” Ted said. “She texted several of our neighbors. Now look, our neighbors, we’ve got a number of Republicans who are our neighbors, but we also have a number of Democrats.”
Ted also said Heidi “actually was over to a neighbor’s house yesterday, sort of walking through” the messages.
Last week, the New York Times obtained the tweets, in which Heidi invited friends to stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún through Sunday, as their Houston house was “FREEZING.”
After he and his family were spotted at the Houston airport last Wednesday, Ted returned to Texas the next day following the backlash.
Though a source close to Cruz told the New York Times that he had always planned to return to Texas on Thursday, the newspaper later quoted the senator saying he had planned to stay through the weekend.
“The plan had been to stay through the weekend with the family,” Cruz reportedly told the media when he arrived back.
In the interview, Ted also fought back against accusations that he left his poodle Snowflake in harsh conditions.
“I spend too much time on Twitter, so I’ve seen apparently I literally fed Snowflake to the wolves,” Cruz said. ”Of all the ridiculous stories, look, I love Snowflake. He was home with a dogsitter, and actually the heat and power was back on. This reporter went to our house and took a picture of Snowflake looking out the front door, which he does most days.”
Michael Hardy, the journalist who took the pic of Snowflake, wrote in a piece for New York Magazine that a man who identified himself as a security guard confirmed he was the one caring for the dog.
In regards to how Texas handled the severe winter storms, Cruz said the incident sparked “some very real questions.”
“I think a lot of Texans are rightly ------ off,” he said. ”We’re the energy capital of the world, and we couldn’t keep our friggin’ lights on or our heat on, and that’s infuriating. So there are going to be some very real questions about why the grid wasn’t prepared to handle this.”