Stephen Colbert: ‘When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets gone’

Stephen Colbert: ‘When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets gone’

The Guardian

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Late-night hosts skewer the Texas senator who traveled to Mexico while his constituents froze and the astronomical costs of the state’s free-market system

After a week of vacation, Stephen Colbert returned to The Late Show in the wake of Texas’s energy crisis in which record freezing temperatures felled the state’s unprepared, unregulated power grid, stranding millions without electricity, heat or water for days. “And you know what they say: when the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets gone,” Colbert quipped, skewering the Texas senator who was photographed at an airport, bound for Cancún with his family, as his constituents froze.

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