Ted Cruz flies to Cancún as millions of Texans freeze in the dark

Ted Cruz flies to Cancún as millions of Texans freeze in the dark

The Guardian

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  • Texas senator boarded flight on Wednesday night
  • Power out for millions after snowstorm hits Cruz’s home state

Ted Cruz has sparked outcry after the Republican senator from Texas left the state for a trip to the sunny Mexican tourist resort of Cancún, as millions of his constituents endure deadly power outages and freezing temperatures.

Cruz was spotted waiting for, then later boarding, a flight to Cancún on Wednesday night. After photos of Cruz on the plane went viral on Twitter, prompting fierce criticism, the senator returned to Texas on Thursday, saying the trip was “obviously a mistake”.

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