As his state freezes, dozens have died and millions are left without power Senator Ted Cruz was photographed heading to Cancun at the airport with a large suitcase.
The Texas Senator released the following statement:
“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,” Mr. Cruz said, adding that, like millions of other Texans, his family had lost heat and power.
Mr. Cruz insisted that he and his staff had been “in constant communication” with state and local leaders during his brief Cancún trip. The Senate was in recess this week.
“This has been an infuriating week for Texans,” he said.
The story comes amid the ongoing crisis in Texas, where millions were left without power in freezing temperatures due to a winter storm.
After receiving a tsunami of backlash on social media Senator Cruz changed his return flight from this Saturday to this morning at 6 am. The Senator’s ill-timed trip have lead many to draw comparison’s between him and his former challenger and presidential candidate Beto O’ Rourke who has made over 150,000 calls to citizens and is actively finding ways to help them stay warm and get their power back.