Sen Ted Cruz told reporters on Thursday his family vacation to Cancun in the middle of a historic winter storm in Texas was ‘obviously a mistake. Many Texans suffered without heat and water while Sen Ted Cruz vacationed in Mexico.
“It was obviously a mistake, and in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it,” Cruz said outside his home after having returned to Houston, where he was greeted by protesters chanting, “Resign.”
“I understand why people are upset,” Cruz said. He said that he was trying to make his daughters happy by going with them on the trip but that “leaving when so many Texans were hurting didn’t feel right, and so I changed my return flight and flew back on the first available flight.”
Pictures of Sen Ted Cruz and his family emerged on Wednesday night as they waited at an airport gate with luggage and boarded a plane.
Cruz’s Senate office did not respond to repeated requests for comment Thursday. Later, Cruz released a statement explaining his decision to leave the state and said he was returning home Thursday afternoon. He commented that it has be an “infuriating week for Texans” and that his family had “lost heat and power, too.”
Sen Ted Cruz Justifies Cancun Trip
Sen Ted Cruz told media sources his trip to Cancun was ‘obviously a mistake. Furthermore the Senator said “With school cancelled 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. 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,” he added.