"Texas is cold, I can be cold," Musgraves wrote, sharing a photo of a "Cruzin For A Bruzin'" T-shirt. Profits from the shirt will directly support Texas charities Feed The People Dallas, Casa Marianella, and the American Red Cross of Central & South Texas.
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) February 19, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz recently came under fire for flying to Cancun while millions of Texans are suffering through a winter storm. The winter storm has caused power outages across the state and left many Texans without electricity and water.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they've visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
Cruz has since returned to Texas, calling the family vacation "obviously a mistake."
"With school canceled for the rest of the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon," Cruz wrote in a statement.
Cruz's decision left some constituents feeling abandoned.
"They are taking vacations and leaving the country, so they don't have to deal with this, and we are freezing to death. We don't have water and we don't have food," Austin resident Livia Trevino told the Associated Press.
Musgraves is among the many sharing organizations to donate to amid the crisis.