Senator Ted Cruz Back in Texas After Political Maelstrom Over His Mexico Trip

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Senator Ted Cruz is back in Texas after a short-lived trip to Cancun, Mexico. He was escorted by security after disembarking in Houston.

Cruz left for Mexico on Wednesday night while Texas struggles with massive power and water outages.


A photograph of him leaving the country was released and Cruz responded by saying he was just accompanying his young daughters and then heading right back to Texas.

“With school cancelled 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. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.”

Cruz insists that his priority is Texas and getting the lights back on.

“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,” he said, adding “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’ house. Our homes are freezing and our lights are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power, too.”

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Texans are Dying

At least 30 Texans have already died from the power outages and water outages. People have died trying to warm up in their car from carbon monoxide poisoning and several hospitals have also been evacuated due to losing water. Hundreds of thousands of people still have no electricity in the Lone Star State.

Cuz now says it was “obviously a mistake in hindsight” to leave Texas, and it turns out he was planning to stay for three days on his “chaperoning” of his daughters.

“I was trying to make decisions. When you’ve got two girls who’ve 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.'”

Even though it sounds like a typical politicians’ excuse you have to admit that it’s at least relatable and probably true. The thing is that this definitely does look very bad for Cruz to jet out while his own state – that he’s been elected to represent – suffers in the dark and cold. The fact that he’s a powerful politician shouldn’t give him a “Get Out of Snowstorms Free” card.

Crusade Against Cruz, Crickets for Cuomo

Nonetheless, the media double standard is obvious here. The mainstream progressive press is going absolutely ape about Cruz making a stupid decision for a couple of days but ignored the Hunter Biden laptop during the election – with Big Tech even censoring a NY Post report on it – and lavishing NY Governor Andrew Cuomo with praise even as he sent thousands of elderly folks to their grave by forcing nursing homes to take COVID positive individuals.

Conservatives like Cruz are a favorite target, while progressives like Cuomo often get a free pass and all sorts of awards. It’s a glaring double standard to say the least.

Texas has been in a state of emergency since earlier this week with FEMA setting up shelters to help shivering people and those struggling with dangerous water outages and power blackouts.

 

Perhaps the worst thing about this whole story is that Cruz reportedly left his pet rescue dog Snowflake alone in the house while he soaked up the sun in Cancun.

Have a heart, Ted!