Ted Cruz and Gallant

Adam Campbell-Schmitt
3 min readFeb 20, 2021

Ted Cruz abandons his constituents. Gallant… yeah, wouldn’t.

Ted Cruz plans a vacation during a crisis.
Gallant finds ways to be helpful.

Ted Cruz books a flight to a Mexican resort town while his state is suffering power outages, water shortages, food scarcity, and freezing temperatures.
Gallant — oof! — definitely doesn’t do that.

Ted Cruz actually gets on the airplane, not thinking twice about the fact that it’s, at the very least, bad optics.
Gallant knows that would be political suicide.

Ted Cruz makes up an excuse about how he, like any good dad, is just chaperoning his family on a quick trip to Cancun in the middle of a global pandemic and which was planned at the last minute for the very relatable reason that school was canceled for the rest of the week.
Gallant takes, at most, a last-minute road trip to the family’s cabin on a whim.

Ted Cruz requests an upgrade when his family is still flying economy.
Gallant flies with his family when the pretense is he’s accompanying his family somewhere — which, again, is unlikely at best to happen but should it happen it wouldn’t. Does that make sense?



Adam Campbell-Schmitt

A writer and editor living, laughing, and loving in the NYC suburbs. Twitter: @adamcswrites