After his widely condemned trip to Cancun, Mexico, a mariachi band turned up outside Sen. Ted Cruz’s home on Sunday to try and drive him a little nuts.
According to a video on Twitter seen on WTRF, the five musicians filled the air with traditional music, most notably the staccato sounds of very loud trumpets.
Adam Jama of Carrollton, Texas, set up a GoFundMe page for the band to rattle the embattled pole and go to Texas Children’s Hospital with donations.
“Senator Cruz, being an amazing dad, dropped off his family in Cancun in the middle of a major crisis and came back to Texas to continue serving his constituents. We want to thank Senator Cruz for his leadership and pay for an amazing Mariachi band to perform for him. No one should go to Cancun and not listen to Mariachi,” reads the page, which raised $300 from its $1,000 target, evidently tongue-in-cheek.
One woman made a $25 donation “in memory of Ted Cruz.”
The Twitter post garnered mixed responses, with many individuals voicing misgivings about protesting the impromptu show outside his Houston home.
On Sunday, as he posted images of himself on Twitter delivering water and meeting with Texans amid the uproar, Cruz was in full damage control mode.
On Thursday, a day after he and his family were pictured boarding a plane for Cancun, Cruz flew back to Houston, and text messages from his wife, Heidi, revealed that they told friends they were leaving the ‘FREEZING’ weather and moving to the swanky resort of Ritz-Carlton.
He said at first that he was only escorting his daughters and their friends on the flight and that he was planning to return immediately, but later admitted that he was planning to stay there until Saturday with his family.