Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) threw his daughters under the bus after he was caught flying to Cancun as Texans suffered through a power outage during extreme winter weather, and his blame-shifting didn't go over well.
The Texas Republican flew home from Mexico hours after accompanying his wife and daughters -- ages 12 and 10 -- to the vacation destination, which he insisted was the girls' idea after the power outage shut down their school.
"With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends," the senator said in a statement. "Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon."
The excuse was met with scorn and ridicule.