Ted Cruz: Wife Heidi ‘pretty p—red’ over leaked text messages on Cancun trip

Sy. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said his wife Heidi ispretty p—red” after someone apparently leaked her texts with neighbors inviting them to escape to Mexiko amid a harsh winter storm in Texas earlier in February.

I will say, Heidi’s pretty ped at that,” Cruz said on the Ruthless” podcast. “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.

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It’s a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty — here’s a suggestion, just don’t be a–gate. Treat each other as human beings,” gaan hy voort.

Mary Kay Hoffman, links, and Cindy Durham, reg, wait for the arrival of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday, Feb.. 18, 2021, in Houston. (AP Foto / David J. Phillip)

Mary Kay Hoffman, links, and Cindy Durham, reg, wait for the arrival of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday, Feb.. 18, 2021, in Houston. (AP Foto / David J. Phillip)

While Texans struggled following deadly winter storms that devastated the state’s power grid, the Republican senator landed in hot water after pictures emerged on social media showing him and his family flying to Mexico for vacation. Cruz flew back to Houston the next day amid the backlash. He later admitted it was a mistake.

Dae later, leaked texts revealed Heidi discussing frigid conditions in Texas and inviting neighbors on a getaway trip to a resort in Cancun, Mexiko, even as state residents were without power or clean water.

In the texts obtained by the New York Times, Heidi Cruz reportedly told neighbors on a group thread Wednesday that her home wasFREEZING.She invited neighbors to join the Cruz family on a trip to the Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, adding that they had stayed theremany times.

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Cruz also pushed back against reports that the family dog, Snowflake, was in danger when the family left town on the podcast.

I spend too much time on Twitter, so I’ve seen apparently I literally fed Snowflake to the wolves,” Cruz gesê. “Of all the ridiculous stories, kyk, 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.

Sy. 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, Mexiko. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

Sy. 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, Mexiko. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images) (MEGA/GC Images)

Cruz said there will besome very real questionsafter the Texas power grid failed.

I think a lot of Texans are rightly ped off,” hy het gesê. “We’re the energy capital of the world, and we couldn’t keep our frigginlights 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.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Fox BusinessThomas Barrabi contributed to this report.

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