Every man (and his family) for himself: Ted Cruz flies to Cancun amid major power crisis in Texas

February 19, 2021

Some 400,000 North Texans remained without power for the third consecutive day on February 18—and both food and water were scarce as the population dealt with an energy crisis in the middle of a blizzard.

But for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), it was every man for himself, as he and his family boarded a plane for Cancun amid the major crisis, Fox News reports.

Photographs of Cruz at an airport began circulating on social media late Wednesday, with people alleging that the senator had left the state for the tropical holiday spot in southeast Mexico.

A Republican source told Fox News that the allegations Cruz was traveling to the Mexican city are true. “The photos speak for themselves,” the source said. 

Meanwhile, Democrats in the Lone Star State were calling on Cruz to resign. Indeed, MSN reported, Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa called Cruz’s actions “disturbing and disappointing.”

He ripped Cruz for challenging the Electoral College vote ahead of the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, and said Cruz should now resign for “jetting off to Mexico while Texans remain dying in the cold.”

“The Texas Democratic Party calls on Ted Cruz to resign or be expelled from office,” Hinojosa said. “Barring that, we will put all of the resources we have into defeating him and every Texas Republican who abandoned us in this disaster, including Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Patrick, in 2022 and 2024. We are in a battle for the soul of our state. We must restore ethics, competence, and a government that works for the people.”

As temperatures have plunged dangerous record lows across the state, at least 36 people have died.

Cruz acknowledged how serious the crisis is in a tweet on Tuesday, saying, “A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good.”

His office did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Thursday morning.

Research contact: @FoxNews

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