Sen. Cruz went to Mexico on vacation amid storm

Andrew Cummings
February 18, 2021

The news comes after hours of speculation on Wednesday night about the senator's whereabouts after photos of him and his family at the Houston airport appeared on Twitter, met with vast criticism as an estimated half a million Texans were left without electricity amid freezing temperatures.

"Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My".

"We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm", Cruz said. A Republican source told Fox News that the allegations Cruz was traveling to the Mexican city are true.

He further described Cruz as "an enemy to our democracy" for challenging the certification of the Electoral College vote before and after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and as "an enemy to our state" for "jetting off to Mexico while Texans remain dying in the cold".

His vacation coincided with one of the worst winter storms Texas has experienced in years.

Critics slammed the senator on Twitter after photos emerged on social media of a man who appears to be Cruz aboard a plane.

The trip was immediately criticized, including by Texas state Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat representing southwest Houston, who tweeted a photo of Cruz aboard a flight, saying Cruz was flying south "while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water".

Senator Ted Cruz has not addressed his trip to Cancun yet.

"The Texas Democratic Party calls on Ted Cruz to resign or be expelled from office..." As of Thursday morning, roughly half a million households didn't have power.

Temperatures this week have plunged to risky record lows in the Lone Star State and overwhelmed power grids, leaving millions without power.

"I got no defense", the senator later responded to the backlash.

President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Texas on Sunday.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a confirmation hearing for United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. Hospitals throughout the state have reported that they are experiencing heat and water issues.

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