Late night talk show hosts Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelCaitlyn Jenner slams Jimmy Kimmel for calling her 'Trump in a wig' Stephen Colbert is bringing back his live audience Fox News late-night show 'Gutfeld!' nears top of ratings race MORE and Trevor NoahTrevor NoahAmazon takes big step in e-book deal with libraries, but activists seek more Ted Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny' Get woke, go broke: Pious, political Oscars crashes, loses tens of millions of viewers MORE both mocked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) on their Thursday programs over his widely criticized trip to Cancun, Mexico, as his state faced power outages and unprecedented freezing temperatures due to winter storms this week.

Kimmel opened his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showing the audience images of Cruz from his trip to Mexico, labeling him “snake on a plane."

“At first, it was hard to tell for sure if it was Ted Cruz or just a man with a terrible medical condition called 'looking like Ted Cruz,' ” Kimmel said.


During his monologue, Kimmel played a satirical version of a United Airlines welcome video. 

“Welcome, we’re excited to have most of you onboard, please make sure your safety belt is secure, unless you should be staying at home because your state is facing a historical humanitarian crisis," the fictional flight attendant's voice said. "In that case, lift your buckle to release and get the f--- back to work, asshole."

On “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” the host criticized Cruz for initially blaming the vacation amid the problems in Texas on “wanting to be a good dad.” 


“Ted Cruz blaming his daughters for this is just gross,” Noah said. “Being a good father means putting them on a bus, not throwing them under one."

Noah also called out the move as "stupid," citing Cruz's decade of service in politics.

"Your people are literally eating snow right now and you’re jetting off to Cancun? I’m not even mad that you were selfish, I’m mad that you were so stupid," Noah said.

"How can you be in politics for 10 years and still have no idea how bad this would make you look? What were you thinking? ‘I know my people are freezing and hungry right now, so what they need is a photo of my beach body because if they see me in a Speedo their eyes will burst into flames and the whole family can warm their hands over those flames,' ” he said.

Cruz on Thursday referred to his decision to go on the trip as a mistake. 

“It was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it,” he said.