The senator traveled to Cancun with his family on Wednesday, leaving his members in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Faced with the avalanche of criticism, he reduced his shelter.
The controversy began when photos of him on a flight to the famous tropical tourist destination located on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula were circulated showing him at the Houston airport.
The senator explained in a statement that his daughters had expressed a desire to travel with friends because school had been canceled for a week. “I want to be a good father, I flew with them last night,” he said. “I’m constantly working with local authorities to determine what happened in Texas,” he continued. A few hours later, he admitted it was “obviously a mistake.” “Looking back, I wouldn’t have done it,” he added.
In a radio interview on Monday, Cruz warned residents in his state against severe weather conditions, stressing that they could cause multiple casualties. “Don’t take any chances. Make sure your family is safe, do not leave your home and take care of your children,” he said.
More than 300,000 homes in Texas were without electricity on Thursday, where polar temperatures increased electricity consumption dramatically. As many water treatment plants became inoperable, more than 10 million Texans faced supply problems, most of whom were forced to drink their own water.
Across the United States, the storm killed at least 30 people.
Donald Trump was once given the ridiculous nickname “Lin Dead” (“Dead the Lair”), and was quickly given a new nickname on Twitter: “Fly Dead” (“Dead the Flyer”).
Ted Cruz, the Republican nominee for the White House in 2016, continues to be a potential candidate for the “Grand Old Party” in 2024. Elected to the Senate for the first time in 2012, he was re-elected against Beato in 2018. O’Rourke was then a rising figure in the Democrats.
Democrat leader Gilberto Hinojosa in Texas has called for the resignation of Senator Senator. “When that Ted Cruise flew to Mexico, it was not surprising that the Texans died in the cold, but it was very worrying,” he wrote, lamenting that he was “abandoning his state.”
When asked during his daily press conference about the Republican Senator getting the sun, White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki said the contradiction. “You have no details on the exact location of the Dead Cruise,” he replied. “We are focused on mobilizing in the face of this winter storm.”
Comedian Trevor Nova, who hosts the Daily Show, told him of a “heartbreaking” scene on Twitter: “A Texas resident was forced to travel more than 2,700 kilometers to find water, electricity and heat.”