Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced a scolding online on Tuesday after he joked about "awesome" Cancun vacations.
Earlier this year, Cruz fled to Cancun as Texas was facing massive power outages due to a winter storm.
The senator was defiant about the vacation as he shared a tweet promoting "awesome" trips to Cancun on Tuesday.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 18, 2021
But commenters quickly pointed out that many suffered as a result of the deadly winter storm.
"A child froze to death," one person replied, referring to an 11-year-old boy who died in a freezing mobile home.
"Don't think your constituents find your sense of humor appealing after you abandoned them in a time of crisis," another commenter agreed.
Read some of the responses below.