Texas Senator Ted Cruz Flies to Cancun as Texans Freeze
19 February, 2021, 00:30
Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat who lost to Cruz in the 2018 Texas race for U.S. Senate, called out his former opponent during an appearance on MSNBC Thursday for "vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent".
Critics slammed the senator on Twitter after photos emerged on social media of a man who appears to be Cruz aboard a plane.
Residents who have been without water, power or heat for days faced further delays to the restoration of their supplies, and the coronavirus vaccination programme was largely put on hold.
Cruz did not immediately confirm or respond to the reports of his jaunt.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that if Cruz resigned after the Capitol riot as she had demanded, he "could've taken his vacation in peace".
The Lone Star state is in the midst of a crisis in the wake of a powerful storm that started Sunday, creating widespread power outages and burst pipes.
Between the lines: The CDC has advised that individuals "should avoid all travel to Mexico" due to the coronavirus pandemic and that "a$3 ll air passengers coming to the United States, including US citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test" before boarding a USA -bound flight.
Roughly 2.7 million households were without power in Texas as of Wednesday morning.
In Texas, more than 3 million customers were still in the dark Wednesday afternoon, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks outages nationwide.
"Just remembering the time Ted Cruz got mad about Nancy Pelosi eating ice cream", tweeted Tim Hogan, a Democratic consultant.
Cruz has been demonized by the left even before he ran for president in 2016. "Ted Cruz nor does anyone at the White House", Psaki said, adding that President Joe Biden's administration is focused on "working directly with leadership in Texas and surrounding states on addressing the winter storm and the crisis at hand".
Jaime Harrison, Democratic National Committee chair, urged Texans to vote Cruz out in the next election.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rates the risk of Covid-19 in Mexico at level 4 - the agency's highest level of warning - and says on its website: "Travellers should avoid all travel to Mexico".
Her pregnancy and maternity leave while in office in 2018 was hailed as symbolising progress for women leaders. Morrison was unapologetic when asked about the move during a press conference in Canberra.
Separately, police said two men found alongside a Houston highway were believed to have died due to the cold. Some utilities said they were starting blackouts , while others urged customers to reduce power usage.
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The Australian government has slammed Facebook for a news blackout in the country over pending legislation on content. But communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the government would not back down on its legislative agenda.
The weather service said up to an inch of snow and sleet and a light glaze of ice will be possible in the advisory area. The north Alabama winter storm warning will go into effect at 4 p.m. today and last until 6 a.m.
It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today. after a long and fearless battle with lung cancer. During the 2020 State of the Union Address, former President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom .
Australia wants tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for the content reposted from news outlets. Facebook has made a decision to ban Australian users from reading or sharing news on its platform.
Onlookers in cars will be charged $10 and herded into a lot most recently used as a pandemic-era food distribution site. Other hotels also offered their own packages, with champagne and late checkout and spectacular views of the implosion.
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New community outbreaks include ones at Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack, and at the SFU Childcare Society. It is the longest state of emergency in B.C.'s history and is approaching one year since it was implemented.
Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in US Capitol riot
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Protests in Myanmar against the Coup Continues
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Snap lockdown due to end soon
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