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    Savannah Rychcik February 26, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joked about his trip to Cancun, Mexico, during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He opened his remarks by poking fun at the backlash he received for traveling to the destination while Texas was facing power outages due to severe winter weather. “I gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It’s not as nice as Cancun,” Cruz said on Friday. Watch his comments below: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at CPAC: "Orlando is awesome. Its not as nice as Cancun." pic.twitter.com/TghkHUhOPy— The Recount (@therecount) February 26, 2021 In a statement last week, Cruz sought to explain his reasoning behind traveling while his state was experiencing the power crisis, as IJR reported. “This has been an infuriating week for Texas. The greatest state in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people...
    The White House trolled Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday, saying he wasn't welcome on Air Force One when President Joe Biden travels to Texas because of coronavirus restrictions. Biden heads to Texas on Friday to visit the state in the aftermath of a winter storm that left at least 80 people dead and millions without water or power.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that because Dr. Jill Biden is joining her husband on the trip and because of social distancing requirements of COVID, neither Cruz nor fellow Texas Senator John Cornyn would be on the trip. It's a tradition to invite home state senators on presidential trips of these types even if they are of the opposite party. Cruz and Cornyn are both Republicans.  'Dr. Biden is traveling, of course, with us to Texas,' Psaki said at her press briefing Thursdsay. 'There are some limitations on space available.'...
    More On: ted cruz Heidi and seek: Ted Cruz’s wife wants to know who leaked those texts United Airlines reportedly probing Ted Cruz leak ‘SNL’ roasts Gov. Cuomo over nursing home scandal Ted man walking: Cruz attempts to revive his image after Cancun flap Sen. Ted Cruz will have an even tougher time beating his critics away with a stick. A Dallas store is selling piñatas in his image in the wake of his ill-conceived jaunt to Cancun, Mexico. “We just see it as something trending in the news, and want to provide a good laugh for people during these difficult times,” Carlos De La Fuente, one of the owners of ABC Party HQ, told Newsweek on Tuesday. The 3.5-foot-tall piñata, which sells for $100, depicts the embattled pol wearing the gray polo shirt, jeans, gray sneakers and Texas flag mask he wore on his return trip from...
    A Dallas-area party store has joined the commentary on Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: Law enforcement officials blame Pentagon 'reluctance' to deploy National Guard in first hearing on Capitol attack | Watchdog report finds Pentagon didn't fully evaluate border deployment requests | Biden's UN ambassador confirmed Top cops deflect blame over Capitol attack Sanders votes against Biden USDA nominee Vilsack MORE’s (R) controversial trip to Mexico last week through a new item for sale: The GOP senator as a piñata, carrying his passport and suitcase on his way back from Cancun.  The Dallas Morning News reported that ABC Party has added the piñata to its latest collection, showing Cruz with his Texas flag face mask and wearing a gray shirt and jeans, an outfit that resembles what he was wearing when he landed back in Houston last week.  The senator faced outrage from both constituents and fellow lawmakers...
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized his neighbors on a podcast Tuesday for leaking text messages inviting them to a family trip to Cancun, Mexico. Cruz discussed the trip he and his family scheduled during Texas’ massive winter storm and the backlash he has faced as a result of the trip on the “Ruthless” podcast. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Says He Flew To Cancun Because He Wanted ‘To Be A Good Dad’) He opens the interview with a Zodiac joke. Don’t miss our interview with @tedcruz today on Ruthless: https://t.co/mquey9B715 pic.twitter.com/cw1c7CK2qN — Ruthless Podcast (@RuthlessPodcast) February 23, 2021 “We have folks on our street who put up Beto signs, which I thought was a little rude. But you know, I didn’t, like, hold a victory party in their front yards when we won,” Cruz said, referring to neighborhood Democrats supporting former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who challenged Cruz for...
    New York : A group of Mexican mariachi he did not forgive the republican senator Ted Cruz having escaped on vacation to Cancun while the state of Texas It represents was in a crisis by winter storms. Five musicians came to Cruz’s home this Sunday for a presentation outside the house when the politician had already returned from the criticized trip. The Republican was not seen for the house. Activists carried posters against the Republican’s management. The presentation was part of a campaign started by Adam Jama of Carrollton, to raise funds for the Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston. Jama himself was the one who contacted the group of musicians to carry out the event “Grupo de Mariachi para Ted Cruz”. By Tuesday afternoon, the account had raised more than $ 2,500. The senator has been the target of criticism since photos began to circulate last Wednesday on...
    Ted Cruz has been trolled with Mariachi band over his recent trip to Mexico while protesters have gathered outside his home. Following the Senator’s trip to Cancun, angry protesters from the Houston United Front Against Fascism group gathered outside his home in Houston with banners, calling on ‘traitor’ to resign.  7Ted Cruz was trolled with Mariachi band outside his homeCredit: YouTube 7Protesters gathered outside his home asking him to resignCredit: YouTube It comes after Cruz's family has returned back home to Texas after their controversial stay at the $300-a-night Ritz Carlton resort. Cruz and his family - including wife Heidi, 48, and their daughters, Catherine, 12, and Caroline, 10, returned home from Cancun on Saturday after intense backlash over their trip while Texans froze to death during a devastating winter storm. After dashing to a luxury resort in Mexico, Cruz landed back in Texas on Thursday and had a police...
    Loading the player... After Ted Cruz was photographed fleeing Texas for Cancun after a winter storm wreaked havoc on millions of households in the state, he is reportedly now volunteering to help out and check on his neighbors and constituents. And how do we know that? From the pictures he shared. Over the weekend, the Republican senator posted photos to his social media accounts which featured him holding cases of water bottles and shaking a woman’s hand. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ted Cruz (@sentedcruz) Read More: Texts reveal Ted Cruz, wife wanted to flee ‘freezing’ home amid Texas crisis Social media erupted after Cruz posted the photos, which he captioned, “#texasstrong.” Many users on Instagram replied with comments of clown emojis and calls for the senator to quit and “leave Texas.” On Twitter, droves of people accused him of volunteering just so that he...
    (CNN)Texas GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday delivered a pointed rebuke of Sen. Ted Cruz following his much-criticized trip to Cancun, Mexico, as a winter disaster rocked Texas last week. "Look, when a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation," McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs committee, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake and he's owned up to that, but I think that was a big mistake and as for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out and my constituents, and that's what we should be doing in a time of crisis," he added.McCaul's comments join a raft of disapproval aimed at Cruz since he was spotted on a plane headed to Cancun while millions in his home state were left without power...
    Bradley Cortright February 21, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is receiving bipartisan criticism for his decision to take a trip to Cancun as millions of his constituents were without power following a winter storm that put strain on the state’s power grid. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, “Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m, there. I’m not going to go on some vacation.” “I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake, and he’s owned up to that. But I think that was a big mistake. As for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out, and my constituents, and that’s what we should be doing in a time crisis,” he added. Watch the video below: .@RepMcCaul: "When a crisis hits my state, Im there. Im not going to go on some vacation." https://t.co/iRzbZqZlHi pic.twitter.com/X2ZHPzvX5S—...
    New York : Senator Ted Cruz. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . The senator Ted Cruz has tried to turn around the criticism for his trip to Cancun, while his clients in Texas faced problems of electricity and water after heavy snowfall. With the hashtag #TexasStrong (#TexasFuerte), the Republican shared images carrying water bottles and talking to some people in a parking lot. Local media reports indicate that hundreds of people stand in long lines to obtain drinking water, as the tap is not viable for drinking. However, after he had to return from Mexico, where he planned to spend a weekend, the senator continues to face criticism for his attempts to, now, help Texans. Veteran Bruno Amato called Cruz “an embarrassment to Texas and anyone with a brain.” He really thinks that his clients are real fools. “ #TexasStrong pic.twitter.com/gK4DHtsvLU – Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz)...
    A Republican state lawmaker from Texas is under fire from his own constituents after he left his district in suburban Houston and flew on his private jet to sunny Florida while his neighbors were without water or power. The backlash against Gary Gates, a Republican state lawmaker who represents Texas House District 28, comes amid the uproar ignited by Senator Ted Cruz, who flew to Cancun on the same day while Texas was in the grip of a crisis brought on by severely cold winter weather. Gates left town with his wife and three daughters after power was cut to his home in Fort Bend County, according to the Houston Chronicle. He spent two nights at his cousin's home in the Orlando area, where temperatures were in the 80s.  ‘It really would have been nice to have a state representative helping on the ground, working at a warming center, packing...
    New York (CNN Business)"Saturday Night Live" felt like a lot of people needed to apologize this week, so on Saturday's episode that's what happened.The NBC variety show opened with Britney Spears, played by Chloe Fineman, hosting a show called "Oops... You Did It Again," which provided people a platform to apologize for things they did wrong. This included senators, governors and former "Star Wars" stars."You all know me from my upbeat Instagram videos and the word 'conservatorship,'" Fineman's Spears said. The first guest was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, played by Aidy Bryant, who was dressed as if he just returned from a tropical vacation, along with a giant suitcase. Cruz traveled to Cancún, Mexico, on Wednesday, while Texas was in the middle of a severe winter storm.Read More"Hola, everyone," Bryant's Cruz said. "I'm not tan. I just cried myself red over my fellow Texans."Fineman's Spears noted that Texas was...
    It’s back to Texas for Heidi Cruz and the kids. The family of Lone Star State Sen. Ted Cruz was spotted Saturday afternoon lining up at Cancun’s airport for the two-and-a-half-hour flight home. The senator’s brood had carried on without him during their Wednesday-through-Saturday vacation at the Mexican resort, after Cruz himself was shamed into turning tail and abandoning the tone-deaf trip. Cruz has faced massive blow-back for traveling to Cancun, with Houston’s own police chief chiding the senator for leaving millions of constituents behind to face historic cold weather, lingering power outages and mounting water shortages. Even ex-N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has enjoyed a moment of schadenfreude at his expense. Cruz had at one point blamed the trip on his daughters, who are ages 10 and 12, saying they had asked for the trip and he was just being a “good daddy.” But now the kids will have to...
    More On: ted cruz Heidi Cruz and kids fly home to storm-battered Texas after Cancun holiday Another Texas pol under fire for taking private plane to Florida as storm crippled state Payback’s a beach: Chris Christie has no sympathy for ‘unlikeable’ Ted Cruz AOC raises $2M for Texans in crisis after deadly winter storm Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s two daughters will have to quarantine for seven to 10 days after returning from their now-infamous trip to Cancun — and they will miss classes at their pricey private school for that whole week, according to a report. The strict pandemic-mandated rules at Houston’s elite St. John’s School were reported by Politico — and show just the latest cost of the senator’s tone-deaf trip to the Mexican resort town, taken while millions of his constituents suffered through cold, power outages and water shortages. Cruz has faced blowback for the trip from...
    More On: ted cruz Another Texas pol under fire for taking private plane to Florida as storm crippled state Payback’s a beach: Chris Christie has no sympathy for ‘unlikeable’ Ted Cruz AOC raises $2M for Texans in crisis after deadly winter storm Ted Cruz’s family seen soaking up the Cancun sun while Texas shivers It’s back to Texas for Heidi Cruz and the kids. The family of Lone Star State Sen. Ted Cruz was spotted Saturday afternoon lining up at Cancun’s airport for the two-and-a-half-hour flight home. The senator’s brood had carried on without him during their Wednesday-through-Saturday vacation at the Mexican resort, after Cruz himself was shamed into turning tail and abandoning the tone-deaf trip. Cruz has faced massive blow-back for traveling to Cancun, with Houston’s own police chief chiding the senator for leaving millions of constituents behind to face historic cold weather, lingering power outages and mounting...
    United Airlines has launched an investigation into the identity of the source who leaked Senator Ted Cruz’s travel plans for his return trip from Cancun to storm-hit Texas on Thursday. Cruz was seen at Houston airport boarding a plane to Cancun with his wife and two children late on Wednesday night while his home state was in the grip of a once-in-a-century winter storm. Dozens died as temperatures fell well below freezing, causing widespread power outages and disruptions in water service. As the backlash grew, Cruz abruptly changed plans and returned to Texas on Thursday. Senator Ted Cruz is seen above as he is checking in for his flight back to the United States at Cancun International Airport on Thursday United Airlines has launched an investigation into the identity of the source who leaked information about Cruz's travel plans. The image above shows Cruz being put on standby...
    SENATOR Ted Cruz’s family soaked up the sun in balmy Cancun on Friday after he flew back to freezing Texas amid backlash from constituents over his escape to paradise.  The Cruz family, in swimsuits, enjoyed the beach and lounged on umbrella-covered chairs in Mexico a day after the Republican senator returned to the winter storm-stricken state. 8Heidi Cruz wore a red bikini on the beach in MexicoCredit: BackGrid 8Heidi Cruz and the family enjoyed Cancun while Ted Cruz returned to freezing TexasCredit: BackGrid Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, wearing a red bikini, walked on the sand and got in the water, photographs show. Heidi Cruz, who has two daughter ages 10 and 12, was joined on the beach by several children. The Cruz family, minus the senator, continued to enjoy their stay in Cancun at the Ritz Carlton, where rooms were more than $300 per night.  Meanwhile, Ted Cruz was back...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been the target of attacks from several directions since photos surfaced Wednesday of him boarding a plane to Cancun, Mexico, while his state was experiencing mass power outages and water shortages amid severe winter weather. Cruz admitted in an interview with a local outlet Thursday upon his return that the move “was a mistake” and said he had intended to take his family, including his two young daughters, 10 and 12, “somewhere warm” as his home was one of the four million that lost power, as well as one of the many to be left without heat and water. Cruz, along with Texas senior Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), on Sunday called on President Joe Biden to respond to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) request to declare an emergency disaster in the state and open the state to federal assistance, which Biden granted. Power in Texas, which operates from...
    Musician Kacey Musgraves trolled Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday with custom shirts in order to raise money for charities in Texas amid winter storm Uri. Musgraves and others expressed outrage over Cruz’s trip to Cancun amid Texas’ freezing cold temperatures and rolling power outages. “*makes ‘CRUZIN FOR A BRUZIN’ tees *donates profits to Texans in need,” Musgraves tweeted Thursday after news broke about Cruz’s trip. Fans seemed to like the idea and Musgraves used the pun to reveal merchandise was coming soon, saying, “Link coming soon,” Musgraves added. “Don’t RUN OFF anywhere…” Texas is cold, I can be cold. https://t.co/TglB3AsEkt — K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) February 19, 2021 By the end of the day, Musgraves had shared a link to purchase the shirts with the money raised going to Texas charities. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Says He Flew To Cancun Because He Wanted ‘To Be A...
    The political fallout from Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzKacey Musgraves takes aim at Sen. Cruz with 'Cruzin for a bruzin' t-shirt fundraiser Heidi Cruz invited friends, neighbors with them to Cancun in group texts: NYT Cruz says 'it was a mistake' to go to Cancun amid Texas arctic blast MORE’s (R-Texas) ill-timed flight to Mexico this week is poised to last much longer than his 24-hour trip south of the border. Strategists say that by venturing to Cancun while his constituents back home faced widespread power outages and freezing temperatures, the Texas senator may have done damage to his political career that could haunt him well into 2024, when he will likely run for reelection to his Senate seat or possibly mount a presidential bid. “He broke one of the cardinal rules of politics: Be there in a crisis,” one Republican who works on presidential campaigns said. “I don’t...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images As millions of Texas went without heat or electricity, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun. Cruz later said he was just trying to be a "good dad" to his two daughters during the storm. Here are the best memes inspired by Cruz's trip to Cancun, Mexico. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz left Texas amid a state of emergency to spend time in Cancun, Mexico, with his family. The Texas senator returned from his trip earlier than anticipated when he was swiftly criticized for fleeing his home state while millions were without electricity and heat during a rare snowstorm and single-digit weather.  Freezing cold, huddling under blankets for warmth, some Texans had to boil their drinking water due to frozen pipes and damaged...
    Madison Summers February 19, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) found himself under fire after photos circulated on social media about his travel to Cancun, Mexico, as his state was facing a power crisis amid severe winter weather. Cruz later defended himself following the reports, saying he was “wanting to be a good dad” so he flew his daughters down to Cancun because they had a week off of school and “asked to take a trip with friends.” The senator continued to defend his family’s vacation during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening. Cruz explained: “Heidi and me, we lost power for two days. Our house was dark. We had no heat…We were all huddled around the fireplace because it was the only heat in the house, and after a couple of days after the girls being really cold and the [temperatures] being in the teens or the 20s outside, our girls...
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife reportedly boasted about the couple’s upcoming trip to sunny Cancun, Mexico, amid the “FREEZING” weather ravaging the Lone Star State — and invited several neighbors to join them on their jaunt. The Republican lawmaker, who flew home Thursday amid outrage over his trip during the once-in-a-lifetime storm, has claimed he was only chaperoning his daughters and their pals on the flight. But leaked messages obtained by the local news outlet Reform Austin reveal that his wife, Heidi, invited friends and neighbors for the getaway at the Ritz-Carlton, where she noted that the price for a room was $309 plus tax. “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,” she reportedly wrote early Wednesday, according to the outlet. “Seriously. Covid test to come back which we will take...
    More On: ted cruz Mexico trip was ‘obviously a mistake,’ Cruz says Sen. Ted Cruz arrives back in Texas with armed police escort Ted on arrival: Cruz returning from Cancun amid Texas power crisis Cruz reportedly on his way home after Cancun trip amid Texas power crisis Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife reportedly boasted about the couple’s upcoming trip to sunny Cancun, Mexico, amid the “FREEZING” weather ravaging the Lone Star State — and invited several neighbors to join them on their jaunt. The Republican lawmaker, who flew home Thursday amid outrage over his trip during the once-in-a-lifetime storm, has claimed he was only chaperoning his daughters and their pals on the flight. But leaked messages obtained by the local news outlet Reform Austin reveal that his wife, Heidi, invited friends and neighbors for the getaway at the Ritz-Carlton, where she noted that the price for a room was...
    TED CRUZ came home from Cancun on Thursday after facing backlash for fleeing Texas as a snowstorm left millions without power or water. A series of text messages appear to show the Lone Star senator's wife, Heidi Cruz, talking to neighbors about a getaway to Cancun as the state suffers the worst storm in its history. 3Text messages appear to show the Lone Star senator's wife, Heidi Cruz, talking to neighbors about a getaway to CancunCredit: Getty Images - Getty What did Heidi Cruz say in group texts about going to Cancun? Ted Cruz's (R) wife invited a number of friends and neighbors to join them on a last-minute Cancun getaway this week while winter weather left millions without power in the Lone Star State. In group messages obtained by The New York Times, Heidi Cruz stated that her house was "FREEZING". "Is everyone warm? That's a must! We could...
    Ted Cruz contradicted Sean Hannity on Thursday night by admitting he planned to stay in Cancun ‘through the weekend’ even as the Fox News host tried to claim the Texas senator flew for a ‘round-trip quick drop-off home.’ Cruz appeared on Hannity’s nightly primetime Fox News show in an attempt to defuse the firestorm of criticism being aimed at the Republican senator after he was photographed taking a flight for a weekend vacation to Mexico on Wednesday. He landed back in Houston on Thursday afternoon and said he 'regrets' flying to Cancun in the middle of the state's energy crisis for a vacation - but insisted he was 'just trying to be a dad'. Cruz was initially due to return to Texas on Saturday. 'It was obviously a mistake and in hindsight I wouldn't have done it,' he said, speaking on arrival at home in Houston. Ted Cruz contradicted...
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity hosted beleaguered Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on his Thursday night show, after what may have been among the Texas Senator’s most difficult, besieged, and embarrassing 24 hours of his political career. To kick off the interview, Hannity began foaming the rhetorical runway by talking about how he knew personally that Cruz was taking the massive Texas blackouts “seriously” and the senator was working “hand-in-hand” with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as the unprecedented blizzard approached the state. But the Fox host then went further, putting a fully sympathetic spin on Cruz’s decision to flee his stricken state where millions lack power and water for a family vacation at a ritzy, oceanfront resort in Mexico. “You went and you took your daughters to Cancun and you came back,” Hannity said, clearly teeing up a friendly gloss on the GOP Senator’s conduct. “I think you can be a father and be the senator of Texas...
    Former Rep. Trey Gowdy chastised Sen. Ted Cruz for his decision to travel to Mexico with his family as Texas continues to struggle with freezing weather and deadly power outages. Gowdy, who served as a congressman from South Carolina for nearly a decade, said that he thinks the Texas Republican’s decision to leave the state right as it was facing a major crisis is “a big deal.” “He never should’ve left. Leaders are the first to pick up a difficult task and the last to put it down. They don’t go to Cancún and they don’t blame their daughters for it if they do,” Gowdy said of Cruz on Fox News. Controversy erupted when Cruz was photographed boarding a flight to Cancun with his family late Wednesday. After more than 12 hours of silence, Cruz claimed that he only went down to Mexico to escort his children,...
    Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBette Midler: Texas freeze may be 'payback' for Cruz, Cornyn not recognizing 'that #Joe won' Texas governor faces criticism over handling of winter storm fallout Texas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm MORE's (R) wife invited a number of friends and neighbors to join them on a last-minute Cancun getaway this week as winter weather left millions without power in the Lone Star State. In group messages obtained by The New York Times, Heidi Cruz stated that her house was "FREEZING" and invited an unspecified number of people to join her family for a trip to the Mexican vacation spot until Sunday. The messages, which were verified by a second, unnamed person in the thread, invited the friends to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun and noted the room price this week at $309 per night. She added that her family has...
    Leaked texts reveal Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, discussing frigid conditions in Texas and inviting neighbors on a getaway trip to a resort in Cancun, Mexico even as state residents were without power or clean water, according to a report Thursday. In the texts obtained by the New York Times, Heidi Cruz reportedly told neighbors on a group thread Wednesday that her home was "FREEZING." She invited neighbors to join the Cruz family on a trip to the Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, adding that they had stayed there "many times." CRUZ ADMITS CANCUN TRIP 'OBVIOUSLY A MISTAKE' "Anyone can or want to leave for the week?" she wrote, according to the Times. "We may go to Cancun." Millions of Texans were left without power, heat, or clean water this week after below-freezing temperatures compromised the state’s power grid. Critics ripped Cruz for fleeing the state for a tropical vacation even as his...
    By Steve Peoples and Jake Bleiberg | Associated Press DALLAS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm. The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane Wednesday. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it,” he told reporters. The Associated Press and other media outlets reported that he had traveled out of the country with his family as hundreds of thousands of Texans were still grappling with the fallout of a winter storm that crippled the state’s power grid. The trip drew criticism from leaders in both parties and was seen as potentially damaging to his future political ambitions. Cruz said in an earlier statement Thursday that he accompanied his family to Cancun a day earlier after...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz returned to Houston Thursday, Feb. 18, after he and his family left for a vacation to Cancun a day earlier which ignited a political firestorm. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 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 on February 18, 2021 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo by MEGA/GC Images) After arriving home, Cruz told reporters in his backyard, “I certainly regret that this has become a distraction at a time when so many Texans are hurting and frustrated and mad that this has become an item of debate and distraction. I think that’s unfortunate. That was certainly not my intention.” READ MORE: Dallas County To Resume COVID-19 Vaccinations At Fair Park On Sunday The state’s Democratic Party Chair, Gilberto Hinojosa, is among those...
    Dolly Parton doesnt want a statue of her at the Tennessee Capitol Senator Cruz requested police assistance at Houston airport ahead of flight Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft These Unsold Jeep Grand Cherokees Are Now Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft Cash back card wipes out interest until mid-2022 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © Greg Nash/UPI/Shutterstock With Texas facing extreme freezing conditions, unsafe drinking water and mass power outages, Senator Ted Cruz headed south of the border to Cancun. On Feb. 18, the Texas politician confirmed the vacation, but tried to shift blame… to his daughters. "Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down...
    As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues to do damage control over his ill-timed trip to Cancun during a once-in-a-lifetime disaster in Texas, text messages purporting to show his wife boasting about the trip to neighbors and friends beforehand have emerged. Cruz has suggested he only went on the spontaneous getaway to appease his daughters, but messages from Heidi Cruz cited by The New York Times late Thursday and screenshotted on Twitter paint a far different picture, one of a gleeful escape. In texts confirmed by two people on the text message chain, Heidi Cruz invited neighbors along for the getaway from her “freezing” home. “Anyone can or want to leave for the week? We may go to Cancun,” she reportedly wrote early Wednesday, mentioning a “direct “flight” and “hotels w capacity.” “Seriously. COVID test to come back which we will take there,” she continued. With many Texans struggling to...
    Greg Nash/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to reporters about his brief escape to Cancun, Mexico this week as his state suffered a devastating winter freeze and power crisis. “It was obviously a mistake,” Cruz acknowledged. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it. I was trying to be a Dad.” TED CRUZ: “I was taking care of my family, the same way Texans all across the state were taking care of my family. … It was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it. … From the moment I sat on the plane, I began really second-guessing that decision.” pic.twitter.com/gKZ0kGeYWM — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 19, 2021 “From he moment I sat on the plane I began really second-guessing that decision,” he added. As he spoke, protestors could be heard off-camera chanting “RESIGN!” In a statement issued Thursday, Cruz said he embarked on the trip to accompany...
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) requested police assistance at his city’s airport before departing on a quick trip to Cancun, Mexico, and knocked the timing of the Texas Republican’s aborted vacation. During a Thursday evening interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, Acevedo explained the actions his officers are taking during the widespread power outages and then called out Cruz’s decision to flee the state for a family getaway. “A quick question before I let you go, chief,” Blitzer said. “Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, he’s now back in Texas, in Houston, after a backlash over his decision to fly to Cancun with his family. You confirm the Houston police assisted with his departure yesterday. What’s your reaction to him taking to take a vacation when so many of his fellow Texans are struggling?” “We’ve all made poor choices. That’s for him to explain,” Acevedo replied. “I think it’s a...
    Protestors gathered outside Sen. Ted Cruz’s home in Houston, Texas, on Thursday afternoon as the embattled Republican lawmaker returned home from a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico that triggered a national outcry. The protest drew a sizable police presence, the Houston Chronicle reported. Cruz is at home and spoke outside of it as protestors chanted. "It was obviously a mistake, and in hindsight, I wouldn't have done it," Cruz acknowledged. He reiterated his previous contention that he had gone in order to take his daughters to Mexico to get them out of the cold. "I was trying to be a dad," he said. "When you've got two girls who have been cold for two days and haven't had heat or power, and they're saying 'Look, we don't have school, why don't we go - let's get out of here . . . " TED CRUZ FLEW TO MEXICO WITH FAMILY AMID...
    New York : Ted Cruz has a net worth that ranges from $ 1.8 to $ 4.4 million. Photo: Tom Williams / . As Texas is hit by a winter storm that has caused power failures that has left millions of residents without service, on Wednesday the senator Ted Cruz He left his home state and traveled to the resort of Cancun, Mexico, according to the newspaper The Dallas Morning News. After photos of Senator Cruz and his wife boarding a flight from Houston to Cancun were revealed, a fierce protest was unleashed on social networks. According The New York Times The senator returns to Texas this Thursday while the senator’s office issued a statement explaining the reason for the trip to Mexico. “With schools canceled for the week, our daughters asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good father, I...
    Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his family for a trip this week as Texas deals with the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power, an airline industry source familiar with the situation told CBS News. The source said the Republican senator was scheduled to fly home Saturday but changed his reservation and flew home Thursday afternoon.  Photos of Cruz arriving at the airport for the trip went viral on social media, sparking criticism of the senator for leaving during the crisis. Cruz on Thursday said he wanted to escort his children who were leaving for a trip with friends. "With school canceled 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," Cruz said in a statement.  However, a source with knowledge...
    Senator Ted Cruz fleeing his home state of Texas in the middle of a catastrophic winter storm that has left millions without power, water, or heat for a weekend getaway to Cancun is one of those actions that is so egregious it’s hard to imagine how anyone could defend it. And yet, a few brave souls in conservative media are doing the best they can. First out of the gate was right-wing pundit Erick Erickson, who tweeted early Thursday morning: “The fact that people think Ted Cruz, a United States Senator, can do anything about a state power grid, even his own, is rather demonstrative of the ignorance of so many people who cover politics. They’d rather performative drama than substance.” Conservative radio host Ben Shapiro, meanwhile, at least admitted the trip could be considered “bad optics” but similarly defended the senator by claiming that anything Cruz would have done...
    Bradley Cortright February 18, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending his trip to Cancun as millions in his home state were without power after a winter storm wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid.  In a statement on Thursday, Cruz said, “This has been an infuriating week for Texas. The greatest state 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,” he added. Cruz went to say that his daughters’ school was canceled for the week, and they “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,” he said. The Texas senator said that he, and his staff, are in “constant communication...
    Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his family for a trip this week as Texas deals with the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power, an airline industry source familiar with the situation told CBS News. The Republican Senator is expected to return on a flight home Thursday afternoon. Photos of Cruz arriving at the airport for the trip went viral on social media, sparking widespread criticism of the senator for leaving during the emergency. In a statement, Cruz called this week "infuriating" for Texas and addressed the criticism.  "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," Cruz said in a statement. "With school canceled for...
    GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has released a statement regarding his flight to Cancun amid a severe power crisis in his state that has left millions without water or electricity. On Thursday, after speculation regarding Cruz’s trip was confirmed and the senator was absolutely destroyed by Twitter users, the Texas politician took a flight back to Houston. Cruz has since released a statement, explaining that he was merely dropping his daughters off in Mexico and was always planning to return home the next day. CNN’s Betsy Klein took to Twitter to share the statement: Statement from Sen. @tedcruz on his trip to Mexico as millions in his state were without power, heat, and water (story: https://t.co/1NRMfJGEOy) pic.twitter.com/goWaYd4fDV — Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) February 18, 2021 “This has been an infuriating week for Texans. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power,” the...
    Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBette Midler: Texas freeze may be 'payback' for Cruz, Cornyn not recognizing 'that #Joe won' Texas governor faces criticism over handling of winter storm fallout Texas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm MORE (R-Texas) sparked backlash online after reports confirming that he and his family flew to Cancun, Mexico, as extreme winter weather battered his home state and left millions without power. Both Fox News and the Associated Press confirmed on Thursday that Cruz traveled to Cancun, after photos of the senator began circulating on social media Wednesday night. Cruz was expected to return to the U.S. immediately, according to the AP. Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster tweeted that he had confirmed Cruz's presence on the flight. 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...
    Texas Democrats are calling on Sen. Ted Cruz to resign after he allegedly traded storm-struck Houston for sun and sand in Mexico. Photos posted on social media late Wednesday night show a man who looks like the Republican senator and his family in the airport and on an airplane, alleging that he was on the way to a vacation in Cancun while Texas battled blackouts and extreme winter weather. Democrats took stabs at Cruz for jetting off on vacation. Former Texas Rep. and 2018 Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said on MSNBC that Cruz “is vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve." The Texas Democratic Party addressed the Cruz controversy Thursday in a tweet: "Resign." Neither Cruz nor his Senate office has responded to the photos and criticism. Online...
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