Do senators personally have the power to change the weather? If not, what was he supposed to do about the entire situation? I'll bet thousands of people left the cold and went to warmer places. It's always that way. Those without the financial resources are left at home. That's reality. It's been that way since the entrance of sin into the world. So, the root cause of this entire fiasco is sin. Do you think Cruz can get rid of sin in the world? Are you going to stop being a political activist and start to fight to root cause of death, misery, suffering, greed by becoming a Christian and spreading Christianity?
Do I find room in me to blame anyone for leaving Texas during this totally unneeded crisis? Nope. As far as I'm concerned if I lived there and had the money to leave and go spend that time in a warm climate, I would have done it myself. Without power I could have done nothing for anyone else. All I could have done was make I didn't freeze and was still alive to help others after the freeze was over. It's just stupid to put yourself at risk when there is nothing a person can do about the situation if there's anything else you can do. All Cruz could do then, and now, is to work to make sure this federal government overreach never happens again. You know exactly what I mean by that. Put an end to all this socialism and it's consequent horrors.
It's his job.
He gets busy and starts making phone calls, making sure his district gets its portion of emergency supplies and funding. He directs his staff to field inquiries, triage them so that the most urgent get to him personally so he is directly involved, boots on the ground, assisting his people. Someone from a federal agency is more likely to take a call from a senator than from staff. He should have been there, in person, marshaling and coordinating resources because that's his job. I don't care if you take a jet to Timbuktu, you're a private citizen and he's a state senator. He needed to be doing his job, not sipping cocktails on the beach. He blew it. He knows it.