U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) carries his luggage at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021.
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Is Sen. Ted Cruz now going to be known as “Flyin’ Ted”?
Cruz sparked widespread outrage Thursday for flying from Houston to Cancun, Mexico, for a family vacation even as millions of his fellow Texans froze because of historically low temperatures and widespread power outages.
After hours of his spokesmen not responding to media requests for comment about the trip he took Wednesday, Cruz issued a statement Thursday afternoon that said he took the trip because his two preteen daughters asked him to do so.