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CANCUN MEXICO- FEBRUARY 18 Sen. Ted Cruz checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash over his Mexican family vacation as his home state of Texas endured a Winter storm GC Images
Bennie Garza | 20 February, 2021, 08:13

The report comes as hundreds of thousands of Mr Cruz's fellow Texans woke up to a fourth day without power, after extreme winter weather overwhelmed the state's energy grid. "Though Cruz claims he was always at the helm".

Insider also obtained text messages from a group chat appearing to show Cruz's wife, Heidi, proposing and planning a trip to escape the cold.

"Anyone can or want to leave for the week?" We may go to Cancun there is a direct flights at 4:45pm and hotels w capacity.

He said he was prevented from flying home even earlier because he had to take a required COVID-19 test.

She reportedly invited friends and neighbors to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, where she noted that the price for a hotel room was $309 plus tax.

'We were huddled around the fireplace behind me because it was the only heat in the house.

Ocasio-Cortez, who represents a district in New York City, launched the fundraiser on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

"The explosion is warranted, but I just wish last night, when I was seeing the absolute outrage and more time being dedicated on this scandal, I wish we had a modicum of what was dedicated to the Cruz scandal dedicated to the scandal with Governor Cuomo where 15,000 elderly people tragically died in nursing homes and the media ignored it for a year", McCain said. "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". After the trip became national news, Cruz issued a statement, which Hannity tried to stick to.

Hannity described it as a "quick drop-off trip", but Cruz said he had planned to stay the weekend. "But as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts nearly immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground".

'Because the crisis here in Texas you need to be on the ground, because as much as you can do by phone and Zoom, it's not the same.

The controversy has opened up the two-term senator, a key ally of former President Donald Trump and may run for president again in 2024, to bipartisan criticism.

Cruz's staff reached out to the Houston Police Department on Wednesday afternoon to say the senator would be arriving at the airport, according to department spokesperson Jodi Silva.

"That's something that he has to answer to his constituents about", state Republican Party Chairman Allen West said when asked whether Cruz's travel was appropriate while Texans are without power and water.

As of Wednesday when the senator flew south, more than a million Texans did not have power and about 7 million were under boil water orders - if they had access to water at all.

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