Stephen Colbert Explains Why People Shouldn't Feel Sad For Ted Cruz's Dog

“When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets gone," the "Late Show" host cracked about the Texas Republican's ill-advised Cancun trip.

Stephen Colbert on Monday took Sen. Ted Cruz to task over his jaunt to Cancun, hitting the Texas Republican with gag after gag about the ill-advised trip.

Last week, Cruz received backlash after leaving for Cancun while his home state battled power outages and unsafe drinking water amid a massive snowstorm. 

“When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets gone,” cracked Colbert, who also explained why Cruz’s decision to leave the family dog, Snowflake, at home (in the care of a dog sitter) was actually a blessing in disguise for the rescue pup.

“Now before you feel sad for the dog, remember, he got to spend two days away from Ted Cruz,” the “Late Show” host joked.

Watch Colbert’s full monologue here: