Republican Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his wife and children as his home state of Texas faces a deadly winter storm, leaving millions without power for days.
Photos began to appear on Twitter of Cruz at an airport and then on an airplane late Wednesday. Cruz and his family were reportedly on their way to a resort in Cancun for vacation. The state is continuing to try to restore power and water advisories are in effect to boil water for safety for nearly seven million Texans.
Cruz released this statement Thursday afternoon: “This has been an infuriating week for Texans. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses. Our homes are freezing and our lights are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too. With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” Cruz said.
“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,” Cruz concluded.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
Re: the Ted Cruz/Cancun thing, this is the photo that unlocks the whole thing. He’s in a United terminal. In the top left you can that it’s 4:10 pm (or 4ish PM at least). To the left of that, you can see that he’s near gate E11, with its destination being Ft. Lauderdale. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/hUuUqSNBze
— Nesler (@thatnesler) February 18, 2021
It was then reported Thursday morning that Cruz was possibly on his way back from Cancun. (RELATED: Houston Furniture Store Opens Its Doors For Shelter After Deadly Winter Storm)
Here’s the upgrade list for this afternoon’s flight from Cancun to Houston.
That’s assuming that “cru, r” is him. And I do. pic.twitter.com/CqfKa5rJfG
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 18, 2021
Cruz’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller when asked about the photos and if Cruz was in Cancun.
(This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.)