Senator Ted Cruz to Cancun, Mexico
Ted Cruz has been pictured jetting off to Cancun while millions in Texas remain without power, heat, or water amid a devastating winter storm. The Texas senator was spotted at Houston airport on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his trip to Mexico ‘for a few days at a resort he has visited before’, according to reports.
He was with his wife Heidi and their two daughters and was wearing a mask he’s been seen wearing on the Senate floor in recent weeks.
Did Ted Cruz fly to Cancun?
Vacationers spotted Senator Ted Cruz flying to Cancun, Mexico in the middle of widespread blackouts in his home state of Texas. The photos were confirmed to be real and the accounts are true, according to multiple news articles. Sawyer Hackett, senior advisor and communications director for Democratic Texas lawmaker Julian Castro, shared photos on Twitter that went viral.
“It appears in the middle of the worst energy crisis in the history of Texas, @tedcruz is on his way to Cancun with his family,” Hackett wrote in a tweet, along with photos, published just after midnight Wednesday, February 18, 2021.
Is Ted Cruz in Cancun?
Cruz’s office ignored all inquiries about the trip on Thursday morning. He was slammed for fleeing the state, where at least ten people have died trying to stay warm and where until Wednesday night, 3million were without power. The situation in Texas is so bad that people are being told to boil water before drinking.
People have abandoned their frozen homes for warming shelters. On Thursday morning, the Mayor of Galveston said the ‘human suffering’ he was witnessing was ‘very concerning’ and that the situation was worse than any hurricane the state has experienced because it’s affecting the whole state and not just the coast.
Cruz was shown on the list of passengers waiting for an upgrade from coach to business on Wednesday night, under his given name Rafael Edward Cruz.
His wife Heidi’s name was not on the list.
Senator Ted Cruz Twitter
Ted was inundated with criticism from people who called him ‘morally bankrupt’. An unnamed Republican source confirmed to FOX News that it was Cruz at the airport. ‘The photos speak for themselves,’ they said.
Caught tonight! @TedCruz fleeing to CANCUN while his home state freezes with no running water or electricity
— Make it Rain ☔️🎸 (@Trx1000) February 18, 2021
Despite that Republican, Cruz appeared carefree with pictures showing him on board the plane wearing the same mask he has worn on the Senate floor. He had earlier been forced to admit he hadno defense’ after an August 2020 tweet mocking power outages in California resurfaced.
Cruz tweeted Wednesday: ‘I got no defense. A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good. Stay safe!’
He had said: ‘California is now unable to perform even basic functions of civilization, like having reliable electricity.
‘Biden/Harris/AOC want to make CA’s failed energy policy the standard nationwide. Hope you don’t like air conditioning!’
Senator Ted To Be Expelled
After images of Cruz at the airport surfaced online Sawyer Hackett, senior advisor and communications for Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro tweeted: ‘It appears in the middle of the worst energy crisis in the history of Texas, @tedcruz is on his way to Cancun with his family.’
Hackett later called for Cruz to ‘resign or be expelled immediately’.
Texas Journalists Confirmed Cruz’s Identity Through His Unique Mask
The Dallas Morning News reported there was no mistaking Cruz’s identity, writing he wore the same mask at President Joe Biden’s inauguration and former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The mask is gray with a black cannon and the words, “Come and Take It”.
One Twitter user used clues in the background to say Cruz was in the United terminal just after 4 p.m.
Flight logs showed a plane was leaving for Cancun adjacent to the gate where he was photographed.
HAPPENING NOW: Photos circulating on Twitter late Wednesday purport to show Texas Senator Ted Cruz on a flight to Cancun, Mexico. https://t.co/wO0xxWQuFH
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) February 18, 2021
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Others matched his glasses, a ring, tennis shoes, hairline and headphones to photos of Cruz, and some said they could see his wife, Heidi Cruz, in photos. The Dallas Morning News reported other passengers posted selfies with Cruz, and some people wrote on Facebook about speaking to him.