Ted Cruz comes under fire after hundreds of Twitter users started posting photos showing Cruz and his family at Houston’s airport and aboard a flight bound for Cancun, Mexico.
Sen. Cruz recently confirmed in a statement that he flew down for a night and will flying back this afternoon. Although, he says that he traveled with his family because his daughters “asked to take a trip with friends.”
“With school canceled for 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 told a news channel.
Although it is not clear whether he booked a return flight in advance or whether he had to do it because of the uproar back home.
While talking about the ongoing situation in Texas, Cruz said, “My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.”
His statement comes hours after Cruz was seeing on a flight headed to sun, surf and sand. Texas state Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat representing southwest Houston also criticized Cruz for leaving the state in such crucial times.
He shared a photo on Twitter mocking Sen. Cruz and saying “Cruz was flying south while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water.”
Guess which US Senator from Texas flew to Cancun while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water? pic.twitter.com/fNY00EmMMR
— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) February 18, 2021
Trevor Noah of The Daily Show also couldn’t help criticizing the behavior of Sen. Cruz and wrote, “HEARTBREAKING: One Texas resident had to travel over 1700 miles to find heat, water and electricity.”
HEARTBREAKING: One Texas resident had to travel over 1700 miles to find heat, water, and electricity. https://t.co/WwbVgp2BcI
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 18, 2021
Millions of Texans are facing the issue of little electricity amid bitter cold weather, followed by busted pipes and low—or no—water pressure. Cruz, who on Wednesday was retweeting updates about energy and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, has not shared anything since this outrage.
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