Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz flew to Mexico amid state energy crisis, US media report

Sen. Cruz has now returned to Texas amid intense scrutiny.

Ted Cruz didn't flee to Cancun after all, it was Agatha all along.

"We may go to Cancun, there is a direct flight at 445pm and hotels with capacity". But a text thread released to multiple outlets makes it appear as though Cruz's wife Heidi was rallying neighbors to head south to escape the cold.

A series of new text messages appear to show Sen. As of yesterday evening, there are still over 185,000 households without power across the state.

Initially when Cruz acknowledged he had travelled to Mexico - leaving his home state as thousands of constituents struggled without power or safe drinking water - he blamed his daughters, aged 10 and 12, for his decision, saying they asked to go on the trip with friends, given that school was cancelled for the week.

In a group chat with a name referring to the street the Cruz family lives on, Heidi Cruz appears to have taken an active role in planning the getaway. "Is everyone warm? That's a must!" We have a fireplace! She noted that they had stayed there "many times" and that it has good security.

Demonstrators stand in front of Cruz's Houston home demanding his resignation.

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As uproar grew louder, Cruz booked his return flight Thursday afternoon in Cancun to come back to Texas.

The senator from Texas was lambasted Thursday after photos of him at the airport heading to Cancun on Wednesday afternoon surfaced and spread through social media.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Cruz's former challenger Beto O'Rourke organized aid efforts to help Texas residents weather the storm without heat or electricity. Once the blowback began, Cruz made plans to return to Texas and later issued a statement in which he claimed he was only accompanying his daughters and planned to return immediately.

'So last night I flew down with them to the beach. "Though Cruz claims he was alway at the helm". Cruz or his office about the reported trip.

Then speaking to reporters outside his house Thursday evening, he acknowledged that he had originally meant to stay in Mexico through the weekend even as millions of Texans remained without power or heat after a rare winter storm caused mass blackouts across the state. Even Cruz called out Adler's hypocrisy at the time.

On Thursday, O'Rourke lampooned Cruz on MSNBC for "vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve".

Cruz's staff reached out to the Houston Police Department on Wednesday afternoon to say the senator would be arriving at the airport, according to department spokesperson Jodi Silva. "I'm kidding. Wants to get the water and power back on".

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