Saturday, March 6

Ted Cruz in Cancun: the controversy over the senator’s trip to Mexico while Texas suffered the devastating effects of a winter storm

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Cruz returned to the United States after receiving strong criticism for his trip amid the crisis in the state he represents.

While millions of people in Texas suffered long blackouts, cold and food and water shortages as a result of a devastating winter storm, Republican Senator for that state, Ted Cruz, went on vacation to Cancun with his family.

The photos of Cruz on the plane that took him to Mexico went viral in the United States since Wednesday night, drawing strong criticism from the evidence that the politician had abandoned his voters in the middle of one of the worst climate crises in his recent history.

This Thursday Cruz confirmed that he had traveled to Mexico because his daughters had asked him to and “wanting to be a good father“He decided to accompany them.

“With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good parent, I flew with them last night and will be back this afternoon,” he said in a statement.

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