Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has pushed again towards criticism he’s obtained for flying to Cancún whereas hundreds of thousands of individuals went with out meals and water because of the Texas energy catastrophe.

Talking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Cruz blamed criticism on “Trump withdrawal,” implying that assaults towards him are solely happening due to former President Donald Trump’s absence from the information cycle.

“I’ll say, to enterprise into training medication, that I truly wish to diagnose the media. The media is affected by acute Trump withdrawal, the place for 4 years daily, they may foam on the mouth and be obsessive about Donald Trump, and now that he has receded from their day-to-day storyline, they don’t know what to do with themselves,” Cruz said.

“Donald Trump broke the media, and they also don’t wish to do this,” he added. “They simply wish to have interaction in political assaults.”

You’ll be able to watch Cruz’s interview under.

Cruz claimed he went to Cancún to accompany his daughters, an apology that didn’t sit nicely together with his critics both.

“Like hundreds of thousands of Texans, our household misplaced warmth and energy too,” Cruz stated in an announcement. “With college cancelled for the week, our women requested to make a journey with pals. Eager to be a very good dad, I flew down with them final evening and am flying again this afternoon. My workers and I are in fixed communication with state and native leaders to unravel what occurred in Texas.”

Cruz’s social media accounts had not acknowledged any official journey.