Cruz initially tried to blame his daughters for the holiday, which he cut short Thursday after mounting criticism. The Texas Republican later admitted a resort vacation as his home state suffers widespread blackouts from winter storms wasn’t the greatest of looks.
Many of Cruz’s fellow conservatives tripped over themselves trying to justify the getaway.
Gaetz, however, was not among them.
Gaetz, who with Cruz was among Donald Trump’s loudest supporters, declared in the early hours of Friday:
Many Twitter users agreed, but not in the way Gaetz was likely hoping.
They argued Cruz should have simply resigned over the scandal: